System Integration

Business relationships work best when both parties operate from a common understanding and shared goals. But this can be a challenge when accepting a bid from an integrator for the first time.
Too many factories are still operating with automation silos, leaving numerous manual steps scattered throughout their operations which create inefficiencies and greater potential for error. Given the current automation intelligence revolution in manufacturing, the time to eliminate those silos is now.
Since rip-and-replace is rarely, if ever, a viable automation upgrade strategy, you need a plan that will allow you to gradually migrate new equipment into your network.
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How to use proof-of-concept testing to identify potential automation risks early and understand mitigation plans for each.
A look at how a code revision control tool can help keep automation project development efficient and organized.
A new book by Eric D. Knapp and Joel Thomas Langill looks at how to secure critical infrastructure networks for applications including the Smart Grid, SCADA, and other industrial control systems.
Two new study guides associated with PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate tests have been released.
Understanding that change is inevitable and anticipating potential changes are essential in managing frequent project revisions.
Before work on an automation project begins, a foundation of communication and understanding must be fostered.
The application of automation technologies in the manufacturing and processing industries is always accompanied by estimations of value added after installation. Common industry practices, however, often eliminate this value.
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