Top 5 Control Engineering content: November 13-19 2023

The top 5 pieces of content from the past week include MTP, sustainability and Automation Fair 2023.

By David Miller November 20, 2023
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology

Control Engineering’s top 5 pieces of content over the past week include MTP, sustainability and Automation Fair 2023.

1. MTP standard accelerates DCS and PLC integration

Many production plant designs require integration of a distributed control system with multiple PLC-based subsystems. NAMUR MTP is a standardized configuration and communication method to facilitate integration between the two, while cutting the cost, time and risk of doing so.

2. How can automation and sustainability work together to meet business goals?

A new position paper from the International Society of Automation (ISA) gives an overview of the many ways that automation can ease the pathway to reaching sustainability goals. Read a summary below.

3. Automation Fair 2023: Building the future of industrial operations

The theme of “Discover what’s possible” at Automation Fair 2023 is a major building block toward better industrial manufacturing.

4. Are you using the unified OT data layer to bridge the natural gap between IT and OT?

Out-of-the-box unified operational technology data layer software can provide to OT, IT and cloud resources. See five basic functions of a unified data layer for operational technology.

5. Making FDT/DTM technology work in factory automation, hybrid applications

FDT technology can be utilized in any industrial control automation environment, including factory automation and hybrid applications.