During a presentation at the 2015 Siemens Automation Summit, Tim Morrison of Dow Corning explained in detail how the company connected multiple control systems from different vendors to the corporate SAP system for bi-directional communication.
A manufacturer of label converting and finishing equipment reduced design time and costs with Application Templates that lead to software modules so modular in nature that they are effectively autonomous programs in their own right.
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Though Honeywell Process Solutions is clearly proud of its ability to support control systems that have been in the field for 40 or more years, enough is enough. In many of these cases, the time to upgrade is now.
Manufacturers are examining different network architectures to drive plant efficiencies, and the OPC UA standard is providing scalable results all the way to the enterprise suite. New OPC applications in automotive and food companies show streamlined control applications and real-time data monitoring.
Painting a pretty harrowing picture of the cyber landscape that the world’s networks must contend with, Intel Security’s Raj Samani nonetheless insisted that it’s vital to business to stay on track with the Industrial Internet of Things.
A recent survey shows that although manufacturers have been analyzing operations for decades, they are faced with new data sources and integrated processes that make delivering on the Big Data value proposition much harder to do.