Like commercial IT centers before them, the computing power behind today’s factories and processing plants is embracing virtualization as security and cloud computing gain importance.
Why the added distance and complexity of your plant networking architecture introduces potential points of failure or data loss, which can limit the ultimate value of the Internet of Things.
If data historian vendors want to avoid disruption, expand the user base, and deliver on the promise of IIoT use cases, solutions must bring together all types of data into a single environment that can drive next-generation applications.
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The latest version adds support for the current version of the Wonderware Historian, support for the latest Microsoft Windows operating systems including Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), and expanded functionality.
How pairing in-line, non-contact quality control with Big Data provides deeper insights into manufacturing.
GE and Infor release new and upgraded cloud-based applications for the manufacturing and processing industries.
National Instruments leverages its long-standing renown in data acquisition, measurement and analysis to showcase its integral role in industry-wide Internet of Things research and applications.
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?
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 look at how automating the collection and analysis of data provides greater process control and reduces downtime, maintenance costs, and the negative impacts of staff turnover.
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