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Industrial IT/OT Zero Trust


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Manufacturing network boundaries are becoming fuzzy as external business applications requiring trusted access to plant data perforate the once rigid


Release By Exception – Leverage Your Data


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The most satisfying report I ever wrote had one, plain-text “COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY, READY FOR RELEASE” line distilled from 5k+ batch


Good Start


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Retrofitting Stratix 5700 into Existing Biotech Skid


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Retrofitting an OEM skid with a Stratix 5700. When buying new equipment be sure to specify, at a minimum, an


Simplify Your GMP Validation with Code Modules


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Simplifying Acceptance Testing starts with design docs and software developed with a solid foundation of GMP change control. There are


Chromatography UV Peak Detection


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Our Special Projects Intern, Eliott Park, presented his Chromatography UV Peak Detection model using a Keras TensorFlow neural net API.


Industrial NES Controller – Intern Project


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Here is a preview of our intern training project under way. Natalie Rusca and Robert Orta made good progress on


Remote Access – Is it time to review?


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We often work remotely, but sustained heavy use has highlighted minor inefficiencies and gaps in audit trails (like identifying ESXi


New Year, New Panels


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The first panels of the new year are just about ready to ship! Special thanks to Buckles-Smith Electric, Rockwell Automation,


Rockwell Automation Fair in Chicago


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Lucid has boots on the ground in Chicago for the Rockwell Automation Fair! Getting some swag ready for the Rockwell

Prepared To Visualize Your Data – RtReports


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RtReports are built to address the needs of Biotech and Pharmaceutical Processes. There are many data visualization solutions out there,


Considerations in Mounting DIN Rail Inside Datacenter Racks


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Automation is moving into the datacenter. It’s cleaner, cooler, and closer to the IT infrastructure. But there are quite a


Pi to Pi Historian Transfer


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Some tips and performance metrics for a project we just completed replicating a Historian Collective from plant floor securely up


When to Add Field Panel UPS


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Critical instrumentation and data collection interfaces require clean, stable power. There are some design considerations for adding a panel mounted


S88 Batch Considerations


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When designing a set of S88 Batch phases, consider the intended use of the equipment. Expectations for a Process Development


Network Regression Testing


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Regression testing of network upgrades is sometimes overlooked when swapping out the core or distribution switches of the factory floor.


Bringing Your Design to Life


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Do you have a Life Science manufacturing project combining GxP documentation, process control, and data integrity for mixed equipment? Simplify


Scalable Industrial Network Designs


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The network is the base upon which all production equipment and data systems are built. Lucid’s designs are fully documented,


GMP Process Solutions


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GMP Process Automation is much more that just “Getting it working”, the right experience saves critical time at the end


Historical Data and Control Made Easy


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Collecting data from small lab equipment and automatic control is harder than it should be. A mix of proprietary software,


Recognizing Engineering Excellence – Natalie Rusca


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I recall trying my best to warn Natalie during her intern interview that this job is tough… Even tougher in