The troubled waters in this instance run through the chasm often separating the enterprise and the plant floor. Along with technology, control system integrators can help build a bridge.
Lessons learned from Vertex Pharmaceuticals on strategy, technology and working with regulatory officials to get an FDA-approved drug.
As Ethernet increasingly becomes the de facto plant-floor network, interest in extending Ethernet down to the device level is growing.
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Though true lights-out production is still rare, more processes are running with limited human interaction. Variability, complexity, dexterity and danger shape decisions.
The arrival of smart products is forcing manufacturers to reevaluate how they manage the product lifecycle from idea to end of life, while factoring suppliers and customers into the equation.
A new PMMI market research report looks at the trends and technology advancements that will change the landscape of the food processing industry, highlighting the latest functionality requirements of equipment.
Though oil and gas companies are benefiting from digitalization, some two-thirds of their risk managers are concerned that it has significantly increased cyber risks, according to a survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
Since its announcement last spring, Siemens has been busy deploying and adding capabilities to its cloud-based Internet of Things operating system.
“Modernization” will be an ongoing automation challenge for years to come, so the faster communications protocols can be standardized, the better. But how do you decide what technologies will best keep standards from becoming a burden to maintain and update.
In the age of Industry 4.0, some aspects of certification for system integrators are becoming significantly more important.
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