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Lin and Associates attended the 2013 Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) in Houston.  This was Lin and Associates first time attending the PSUG and it was great to learn about Rockwell’s Process Automation System (PlantPAxTM).  Rockwell introduced their version of a distributed controls system (DCS) a few years ago and seems determined to go beyond the traditional DCS technology and integration.  Lin and Associates will surely be getting more familiar with Rockwell’s technologies in the near future to better serve our customer base.

Although a shift in Rockwell’s traditional plant automation solution, we believe Rockwell’s PlantPAxTM comes to the market as potentially a very strong competitor among DCS vendors.    Lin and Associates is currently investing in Rockwell’s PlantPAxTM system for potential use with some new or existing clients.

Overall the PSUG was informative and we were very impressed by the customer application sessions.  Worth attending!



Posted by: In: 2013, News & Events, Products 25 Oct 2013 0 comments

Lin and Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce new long-term comprehensive licensing and services agreements with Phillips 66 Company [NYSE:PSX].  Lin and Associates will provide ALTIUS®, its High-Performance Human Machine Interface (HMI) solution, and related engineering services to enhance process operator user interfaces at Phillips 66 refineries.  Lin and Associates also will provide other consulting and engineering services through the agreements.  Phillips 66 selected ALTIUS® for its unified and standardized graphics library platform, and unique applications to improve operator efficiency and situational awareness.

ALTUIS® brings a number of features and applications together into a standard package, including:

  • Advanced Graphics Library with high-performance graphic “shapes” to enhance the operator interface
  • Three-Tier Navigation application for efficient navigation between graphics
  • Widgets to efficiently display trends, groups, mass balances, dashboards, event analyzers, and operator notes
  • LoopWatch Monitor application that enables efficient monitoring of multiple process variables
  • Limit Watch application that provides notification when process variables exceed defined limits
  • Alarm Informant application for an efficient means to access alarm documentation from the operator graphic

About Lin and Associates

Lin and Associates, Inc. is a private control system integration firm that provides industrial automation solutions to the Refining and Chemical, Pulp and Paper, Power, and Mining industries.  Lin and Associates, Inc. specializes in the configuration, programming, and integration of leading distributive control systems in industrial process markets.  Lin and Associates, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.  For more information, visit www.linandassociates.com.

Press/Media contact: Technical contact :
Rob Allen Eric LeBlanc
Phone 602 954 5235 x104 Phone 602 943 5235 x103
mailto: Allen@linandassociates.com mailto Leblanc@linandassociates.com


This year’s Honeywell Users Group (HUG) reminds us of experiences years ago. Our host, Honeywell, all of the speakers and trainers did an outstanding job as always and it is exciting to see the attendance continue to rise year after year.  Many of you may have missed Lin & Associates in the demo room this year, unfortunately we were unable have a booth.  While overcoming some challenges we found huge success this year and a more focused and captivated audience.

The highlights this year consisted of the newly branded ALTIUS “Hi-Performance HMI Solution”, developed for Experion® R400 & R410. Without the constrains of the demo room hours, fatigue from standing, distractions, or interruption, Lin & Associates kept demonstrations running from 8am to 6pm.  This allowed us to really listen to our guests’ needs and suggestions. We received great positive feedback and look to build on the success.  Next year will prove to be another challenge for Lin & Associates as the venue has changed to San Antonio, Texas for 2014, but as always we are committed to exceeding expectations and providing the professional excellence our clients deserve.

If you were unable to see a full demonstration of ALTIUS please contact us, to schedule a personalized WebEx demonstration.

Posted by: In: 2013, Products 12 Jun 2013 0 comments

Lin & Associates is proud to introduce our newest solution for your engineering needs – ALTIUS “HI-Performance HMI Solution”.  Gear up with our latest release with optimized infrastructure & performance!  ALTIUS will be your toolkit for scaling to the highest peaks of efficiency.  Review the new features implemented in the existing product lines as well as the new products available.

Advanced Graphic Library

+ Shapes Optimization – faster call-up invocation.
+ PV status indication analog shapes.
+ Control valve internal filling for OP indication.
+ Faceplate Enhancement integrated with Experion® faceplate.
+ Ramp Dialog box with options utilizing ramp time or ramp rate.
+ Improved alarm handling for quicker notification.
+ History Compare (Beta) – independent shape comparing  historized data with operating limits or value deviations.
+ Reference Trend invoked from each analog shape.
+ History time options.

Application Center

The hub for all configurations within the Lin & Associates’ ALTIUS “HI-Performance HMI Solution”. It will have options for advanced or basic view settings.

DAT Ribbon (NEW)

A customizable pane containing Dock-able Applications and Tools to enhance an operator’s control environment. Currently it will host the LimitWatch application and Faceplate Enhancement configuration.

Three-Tier Navigation Menu

+ Drag-n-Drop display invocation.
+ Enhanced aesthetics.
+ Simplified menu creation with file import and Drag-n-drop modifications.
+ Intuitive menu property window.
+ Customizable cursor sensitivity.
+ LimitWatch integration.


+ Drag-n-drop configuration for quick setup & update.
+ Optimized infrastructure.

LoopWatch Monitor

+ Drag-n-Drop directly from displays.
+ Enhanced limit notification with larger icons and optional  message alarm capabilities.
+ Detachable trend object.
+ Simplified trend boundary and limit range changes.
+ Qualitative view integration.

LimitWatch (NEW)

+ Comprehensive design update for inaugural release.
+ Identification of unit health within defined guidelines.
+ Compares data on multiple displays.
+ Icon integration within Three-Tier Navigation Menu.