Industry Shapes the Future of Automation

Dec. 3, 2022
Companies such as Pfizer, Shell, ExxonMobil, and Intel show the value of automation and where it’s headed through their use of specific technologies.

Quick hits:

  • Pfizer increased its initial target of 100 million COVID vaccine doses to 3.2 billion doses in the span of one year with historian software.
  • Shell’s exploration of digital twins led to its creation of asset data models that integrate industry standards and corporate standards.
  • ExxonMobil performs a rip and replace for a new open process automation system using the open IEC 61499 standard for control logic.
  • Intel uses the IEC 61499 runtime standard to create a new generation of distributed control nodes.

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