Posts Tagged: profinet

The Big Lie: SUE

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so… Read more »


Asset Management Convergence

Two diverse newsletters recently converged in my email inbox to make me think about asset management. The first one was an e-newsletter from Chemical Processing magazine.  (I’m not sure how I got on their mailing list, but once in a… Read more »



FUD Dissection Part 2

When I was a new manager (way back when) I had a troublesome employee – Derris was a bit curmudgeonly [Encarta definition: curmudgeonly: somebody who is irritable or stubborn: somebody considered to be bad-tempered, disagreeable, or stubborn]. I consulted with… Read more »


FUD Dissection Part 1

You may recall that I recently received a document comparing Ethernet/IP and PROFINET that was passed out at a Rockwell Automation Ethernet/IP “Lunch and Learn” according to the person who passed it on to me. (I initially blogged about the… Read more »


The Fickle Finger of FUD*

Someone sent me a handout from a Rockwell lunch and learn session that compared Ethernet/IP and PROFINET. It is so wrong that it will take me some time to compose the corrections. But in the meantime, I was amused by… Read more »


Recommended Reading

Wireless segue into today’s recommended reading list: There is an excellent case study in The Industrial Wireless Book showing how wireless is being used in a giant frozen food storage center. Adding to the typical reasons for wireless (moving equipment)… Read more »


News from Nuremberg

There were plenty of press releases pronounced in press conferences at the SPS Drives Show, but the real news was what was waiting to be discovered in conversation in the aisles and booths.  We’ll see how long I stay awake… Read more »