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As the plant floor becomes more connected, so do abnormal situations—which can originate from anywhere in the enterprise. To help operators navigate this new universe of anomalies, suppliers are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that enable proactive situational awareness vs. reactive alarm management.
Through its acquisition of Phoenix-based Industrial Evolutions, Yokogawa will provide cloud-based plant data sharing services to process industries.
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Emerson Process Management will support the Tahrir Petrochemicals Project—a huge operation that’s expected to boost Egypt’s exports by 25 percent—with automation and reliability programs.
Research by the Industrial Internet Consortium highlights how the Internet of Things is turning the venture capital model upside down when it comes to investing in industry.
Now operating as Advantech B+B SmartWorx, the business unit will lead Advantech’s new Intelligent Networking Business Sector in developing smart networking products as part of the company’s Global Industrial IoT Business Group.
For Automation World’s 2015 Leadership in Automation program, now in its fifth year, suppliers show how their continued innovation makes them the preferred choice among readers.
If 2015 was a year of study and analysis, then 2016 should be a year of testing and implementation. The exercise to define objectives is done, now begins the daily activity and effort to realize them.
Manufacturers recognize the need to offer not only products, but services as well. But actually achieving that has proved to be challenging—what Cisco calls the service dilemma. Embracing digital technologies can help, as Caterpillar shows.
The software vendor and system integrator team up in an effort to help life sciences companies on their journey toward compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.
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