Top 5 Control Engineering content: February 26-March 3, 2024

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week includes industrial AI, cost analysis, PICMG and more.

By Tyler Wall March 4, 2024
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week includes industrial AI, cost analysis, PICMG and more.

1. Eight ways to optimize operations with industrial AI

A digital business platform can industrial customers accelerate through challenges that cross many industries. The Siemens Industrial Copilot for operations helps resolve production challenges eight ways, including with code generation, as explained at the 2024 ARC Industry Forum.

2. New cost analysis: Open process automation saves 52% versus DCS

Part 1: While COPA projects 52% hardware and software savings from open process automation, O-PAS interoperable OPAF-aligned products are in field trials, devices are being tested, an adoption guide is underway and system integrators are preparing use of open controls, as explained at the 2024 ARC Leadership Forum. Lifecycle costs are measured at half of a distributed control system over 25 years.

3. New PICMG InterEdge standard helps open, modular process control systems

A new process automation hardware standard, PICMG InterEdge, defines a vendor-neutral, open standard for edge computing and I/O module hardware. InterEdge began as part of the O-PAS (Open Process Automation) Standard from The Open Group’s Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF). See related 4-part open process automation series from Control Engineering.

4. How to use open process automation today; see video

Part 2 of a four-part series on OPAF progress provides key updates in Open Process Automation Standards (O-PAS), field trials, guidance, technologies, strategies and system integrator platforms, as explained by two longtime OPAF participants.

5. Get components, software, help for open process automation now

Part 3 of a four-part series on OPAF implementations: Strategies and tools are enabling devices and platforms using technologies aligned with Open Process Automation Standards. See O-PAS-aligned components list and some project summaries shared with Control Engineering at 2024 ARC Industry Forum.


Author Bio: Tyler Wall is an associate editor for CFE Media and Technology