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Fieldbus Equipped Instrumentation - Part One | Resources From MCAA Member Flow-Tech Inc.

Autonomous control and digital instrumentation are two capabilities enabling highly precise or complex execution of process control functions.

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Fieldbus Equipped Instrumentation - Part Two | Resources From MCAA Member Flow-Tech Inc.

Since automatic control decisions in FOUNDATION fieldbus are implemented and executed at the field instrument level, the reliance on digital signals (as opposed to analog) allows for a streamlined configuration of direct control system ports.

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PLC vs. PAC | From Arnold Machine Inc. Blog

PLCs and PACs are similar as they both perform the same essential functions. With modern technology, their differences are becoming more blurred. The most notable difference between PLCs and PACs is their programming interface.

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Industry Links

Market Research, Management Consulting, M&A Consulting
Technology and Marketing Communications
Accredited Testing Laboratories
End-User Industry Associations

American Beverage Association 

American Ceramic Society

American Chemical Society

American Chemistry Council

American Fiber Manufacturers Association

American Frozen Food Institute

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Metalcasting Consortium

North American Meat Institute

American Plastics Council

American Public Gas Association

American Public Power Association

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Textile Machinery Association

American Trucking Association

American Water Works Association

ASM International, Materials Information Society

Association of American Railroads

Edison Electric Institute

Fiber Box Association

Food Processing Suppliers Association

Food Processors Institute

Food Service & Packaging Institute

Forest Resources Association

Gas Technology Institute

Government Electronics and Information Technology Association

Hardwood Manufacturers Association

International Air Transport Association

International Bottled Water Association

International Dairy Foods Association

International Fertilizer Industry Association

International Iron & Steel Society

International Textile Manufacturers Federation

Irrigation Association

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

Marine Machinery Association

National Aggregate Association

National Association of Manufacturers

National Confectioners Association

National Cotton Council

National Glass Association

National Juice Products Association

North American Meat Institute

National Mining Association

National Paperbox Association

National Pasta Association

North American Die Casting Association

North American Wholesale Lumber Association

Petroleum Equipment Institute

Petroleum Equipment & Services Association

Salt Institute

Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International

Silver Institute

Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates

Steel Founders Society of America

Tea Association of the USA

Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI)

Telecommunications Industry Association

US Tires Manufacturers Association

Economic/Market Sources
D&B Hoovers – Special license rates available from MCAA
INTERKAMA – The Premier Instrumentation Exhibition in Europe
Moody’s Analytics – Formerly The Dismal Scientist
Plastics Technology – An overview of projects and other events in the plastics industry
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Especially useful for “Economy at a Glance”
U.S. Census Bureau – Especially useful for “Latest Economic Indicators”