DCS, SCADA, Controllers
New capabilities in mobile-responsive design make human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications more valuable on the plant floor.
Project execution using a process control system highly integrated virtual environment melds software and networking to uncouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical I/O. This reduces capital cost by shifting from customization to standardization and eliminating some non-value-added work.
Know what you need before investing in IIoT.
Protecting industrial automation systems is easier when controllers offer built-in cybersecurity features.
Digitalization, IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations need communication hubs, a role well-suited to PLCs and HMIs.
A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.
Technology and demographics are changing control room design as companies try to lower risk and create appealing environments visually and operationally for the next generation of operators. See eight tips for control room design.
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