Todd Walden

Author and Blogger

Todd has over 20 years experience in information technology, industrial automation, process systems and solutions, marketing, and training. He uses this expertise help technical customers explain their products and services, with the ultimate goal of delivering their stories and successes to a wider audience.

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Four Best Practices for Condition Monitoring

Four Best Practices for Condition Monitoring

It is easier than ever to store massive amounts of data. The cost of wireless sensing technologies has dropped dramatically, making it much easier to instrument every asset in the plant and ensure that no performance aberration goes unnoticed. However, bringing in all...

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Three Strategies to Drive Improved Reliability

Three Strategies to Drive Improved Reliability

A rapid decrease in the cost of sensing equipment has driven many reliability teams to implement even more automated condition monitoring across their facilities. A wide variety of new technologies are both easy to implement and full of robust features to increase...

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Faster Tech Transfer Unlocks Speed to Market

Faster Tech Transfer Unlocks Speed to Market

The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine has created a dramatic shift in the way the public and life sciences organizations view the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. In a recent Q&A with Pharma Manufacturing, Nathan Pettus, president of Emerson’s process...

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Embedded Tools Drive Better Loop Tuning

Embedded Tools Drive Better Loop Tuning

Properly tuned loops are critical to efficient, effective plant performance. However, constant changes in the plant environment mean that proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning cannot be a set-and-forget procedure. This poses a problem for many modern plants,...

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Ready to Own your Virtualization Infrastructure?

Ready to Own your Virtualization Infrastructure?

Over the last decade or so we’ve seen rack after rack of servers disappear as organizations have embraced virtualization technology. Not only does moving to a virtualized backbone reduce equipment footprint, but it also dramatically reduces energy usage to help plants...

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Anytime, Anywhere Simulation and Engineering via the Cloud

Anytime, Anywhere Simulation and Engineering via the Cloud

In the last five years, simulation technologies have been a critical tool used to drive digital transformation of automated processes. In simulated environments, organizations can provide comprehensive training for personnel and test new control configurations without...

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Make the most of your reliability workforce

Make the most of your reliability workforce

Today’s plants frequently have limited personnel but still need to find ways to do more work and meet increasing goals and quotas. This dichotomy frequently causes a problem when it comes to asset monitoring, which is traditionally performed by technicians manually...

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MTP Unlocks Faster Integration for Smoother Capital Projects

MTP Unlocks Faster Integration for Smoother Capital Projects

Because automation is typically on the critical path of any capital project, delays in integration can have significant impacts on project timelines and costs. One of the most common areas where integrating equipment can delay project completion and startup is with...

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