Part three of the 2016 IIoT Webcast Series is Security for IIoT. While Industrie 4.0/IIoT enhances the capability of industrial control communications, it is already increasing the worry of cyber attacks and the challenge of...
In smaller facilities up to a handful of people might be in charge of the process control system. Larger companies may be made up of multiple facilities, requiring specific system integration needs for optimal business operation.
Robots are a valuable commodity on the plant floor and won't be going away, but for some tasks they aren't as useful as human workers because they lack the ability to adapt and adjust to changing situations.
Project management advice: Thinking of the automation project as a journey helps ensure safe and secure arrival, while keeping project detours and road bumps to a minimum. Planning, schedule, validation, and follow-up are key.