Matt Ruth is president of Avanceon.
Five OT vision planning steps
The operational technology (OT) world is moving fast and manufacturers and system integrators need to keep up. A vision plan can help provide guidance for the future.
How IT/OT convergence starts with understanding
Converging information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is challenging, but a deep OT dive can help both sides learn a lot about their respective networks and create understanding.
Practical and value-based Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 might seem daunting and expensive, but manufacturers can make it practical without getting bogged down in details.
Manufacturing analytics and machine learning benefits
Analytics and machine learning (ML) are the norm in manufacturing and can help users get better, more actionable data. Two examples are highlighted.
COVID-19 emergency support for safety circuits, VFDs, vision, PLC power quality, SCADA
System integrators can provide emergency support for automation troubleshooting to shorten or prevent downtime, improve quality and save money as manufacturing restarts or continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 ways manufacturers can add COVID-19 support preparedness
Ask these 10 questions to improve support preparedness for manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chasing ghosts in the plant
There are times when you just want to throw your hands up and call in an exorcist.