As OEMs adopt leaner machine designs, there has been an obvious trend toward greater use of integrated HMI/controller units, often referred to as automation panels. However, some OEMs and users prefer to keep these technologies separate. Are there still good reasons for this preference?
IT Delivers on Automation’s Promise
Sign up to receive timely updates from the editors at Automation World and download this FREE Special Report on the transformative power of data in manufacturing. By integrating information and automation technologies, manufacturers are finally achieving major gains in productivity from their automated systems.
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.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, security, communications, and metering of electric power systems worldwide. Our solutions are used by utilities and mission-critical industrial applications that require reliable operation in harsh environments, such as electrical substations, commercial sites, and generating, manufacturing, and processing plants.
Inductive Automation produces HMI, SCADA, and MES software that reduces frustration and increases efficiency in the industrial automation market. Their software facilitates the instant accessibility of meaningful information throughout the enterprise. The company’s core mission is to inject innovation and unprecedented value into the industry.
Ignition by Inductive Automation® is a software platform with a modular architecture. Modules can easily be added to expand the system.