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Damon Purvis

Articles

Edge and Cloud Computing March 8, 2023

Controllers, interfaces provide advanced edge computing capabilities

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are used for real-time control, but now they can do much more to ease implementation of analytics and other needs with edge computing technologies.

By Damon Purvis
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Control Systems February 3, 2022

Getting actionable data from an ICS

While industrial control systems (ICSs) will always need to provide functionality, there is an increasing focus on obtaining actionable data from automation platforms.

By Damon Purvis
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Cybersecurity January 27, 2022

Cybersecurity-centered systems and fundamentals

For modern industrial control systems (ICSs), cybersecurity involves technologies and user best practices. Four cybersecurity fundamentals are highlighted.

By Damon Purvis
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance August 9, 2021

PLCs improve predictive maintenance

Pulling vital information from field devices and transmitting it to the enterprise boosts maintenance practices.

By Damon Purvis
PLCs, PACs January 5, 2021

PLCs power industrial data integration

Cover Story: Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) have recently gained capabilities formerly possible only with PCs, expanding their role to support seamless data integration with the enterprise.

By Damon Purvis