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Digital Transformation March 21, 2023

What are 5 ways to digitalize an OT-data infrastructure?

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) digitalization benefits include connectivity, consolidation, context, collaboration and cloud access.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation March 12, 2023

Digitalization, open automation cuts commissioning time 30%, creates services

Using digitalization and open automation provides opportunities and challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) offering faster technology iteration and redefining customer value.

By Stone Shi
Digital Transformation March 10, 2023

The impact of new technologies on automation and digitalization system architectures

Digital telecommunication evolution has been rapid over the past several years and is providing near real-time communication.

By Mario Torre
Digital Transformation February 15, 2023

MQTT’s benefits for digital transformation

Message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) addresses many of the challenges involved in today’s increasingly complex industrial networks and can boost digital transformation initiatives.

By Kristin Lewotsky
Digital Transformation February 10, 2023

Digital manufacturing, smart manufacturing, enable sustainability efforts

ZF Group, an automotive manufacturer, provides motion controls for automotive, industrial, wind power and is using digital transformation on the way to smart factory implementation to meet sustainability requirements.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation February 8, 2023

Petrochemical company shifts attention to digitalization, optimization, sustainability

Digitalization with smarter automation and instrumentation is helping with sustainability as the energy industry faces a transition and new challenges.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation December 13, 2022

Digitally transforming ourselves

Digital transformation can help manufacturers make better decisions faster and help companies harness the accelerating rate of change.

By Randy Rausch and Steve Orth
Digital Transformation November 30, 2022

Digital transformation shift for process manufacturers

Focusing digital transformation on people can help process manufacturers enhance knowledge transfer and empower workers.

By Andreas Eschbach
Digital Transformation November 23, 2022

Digital transformation at Gibson, control system integration for chemical, food and beverage

2023 System integrator of the Year, Eosys, excelled in digital transformation, batch control, and other control and automation system project integration, with emphasis on mentoring and continuing education.

By David Lax
Digital Transformation November 14, 2022

Digital transformation’s importance for manufacturers

Digital transformation is when a business or organization adopts and applies computer-based technology to improve a process.

By Inductive Automation
Digital Transformation November 8, 2022

Digital transformation and IIoT’s impact on process manufacturing

Digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies transform their culture and business. Five steps for companies embarking on the digital transformation journey are highlighted.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Transformation November 7, 2022

Virtual forum highlighted industrial digital transformation, sustainability

ARC Industry Forum Asia featured speakers discussing their experiences in digital transformation, future automation architectures, sustainability initiatives and more.

By Sharada Prahladrao
Digital Transformation November 5, 2022

Digital trends are transforming industrial landscape

The shift from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 is already happening, and the emphasis on digital technologies and concepts are driving this change. See six growth opportunities for manufacturers.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Transformation November 4, 2022

Manufacturing digitalization: Think differently, working smarter

Manufacturers can change how they operate and make better decisions with automation and controls, but it requires a different mindset and approach. See six steps for effective product, operations management.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Transformation November 4, 2022

AI is driving digital transformation in engineering

Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving digitalization when it comes to transforming the engineering sector.

By Sonali Singh and Sandeep Mohan
Digital Transformation October 17, 2022

Next steps for digital transformation for manufacturers

With many industrial organizations now having taken their first digitalization steps, there are potential disruptions for manufacturers with their digital transformation journeys.

By Suzanne Gill
Digital Transformation July 26, 2022

Three words that demystify digital transformation

The term “digital transformation” is heard so often in the industrial space that it’s taken on buzzword status, but what does it actually mean? See three words that help clarify and demystify what digital transformation means.

By Kent Melville
Digital Transformation July 21, 2022

A look at digital transformation using the cloud

Cloud architecture, when examined in its entirety, can be very complex. Focusing on its interface with operations technology makes matters clearer and more manageable.

By Satish Balasubramanian
Digital Transformation July 12, 2022

Factories born digital save 10x conversion cost

A digital-first smart-manufacturing plant to recycle polypropylene is expected to save 10 times the cost compared to facilities that convert from manual or analog in a digital transformation process.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation June 13, 2022

Smart manufacturing needs smart security, communication

The need for digital transformation in manufacturing is only as good as the security program behind it, which needs buy-in from all sides.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Transformation May 24, 2022

IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation

Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.

By Suzanne Gill
Digital Transformation April 9, 2022

Digital field instruments accelerate petrochemical, process industries

Digital innovation of field instruments opens a new chapter of digitalization in the petrochemical and other process manufacturing industries.

By Stone Shi
Digital Transformation February 22, 2022

Digital transformation: An IIoT journey to analytics maturity

A fully-augmented factory allows process experts to manage by exception rather than by reaction. Once companies can manage processes by exception, they have created a smart factory, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Edwin van Dijk
Digital Transformation December 18, 2021

How to securely implement digital transformation for manufacturing processes

Security is a journey; this is especially true when dealing with manufacturing and operational technology (OT) systems.

By Jack Smith
Digital Transformation November 9, 2021

Standards-based interoperability for digital transformation in asset lifecycle management: More answers

Supply chain challenges, standards, digital twins, and advice for future digital transformation efforts were among more answers from a 1-hour RCEP/AIA professional development hour training session.

By Alan Johnston
Digital Transformation October 24, 2021

Succeeding with digital transformation post COVID-19

See three recommendations for companies to seize the extraordinary opportunity to automate that the pandemic disruptions created.

By Dieter Krockauer
Digital Transformation October 15, 2021

How to teach digital transformation to enable advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing training can improve understanding of required competencies, Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 technologies and use of industrial data, according to a 1-hour engineering training course available starting Oct. 18.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation September 27, 2021

Digital transformation, smarter manufacturing: Expert interview series, Bernd Raithel, Siemens

Just starting or stalled with digital transformation and smart manufacturing? Gain inspiration and hear advice from Bernd Raithel, director of product marketing and deployment of new technologies at Siemens Factory Automation in the U.S., based on experiences at Siemens manufacturing plants. See video.

By Bernd Raithel
Digital Transformation September 7, 2021

Finding the return on investment in smart manufacturing, digital transformation

Smart manufacturing and digital transformation continue to gain traction in factories, process facilities and other applications.

By Matt Newton
Digital Transformation September 6, 2021

How to calculate digital transformation ROI

Simplify and prioritize the digital vision for smart factory upgrades and consider hard and soft savings in the return calculations.

By Paxton Shantz
Digital Transformation September 5, 2021

Factory of the future: How to vitalize digital transformation

See five attributes of the factory of the future. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations, hardware and software synergy should be part of the roadmap.

By Vinay Bhanot
Digital Transformation August 11, 2021

Digital transformation’s role in manufacturing workforce evolution

For manufacturers to attract the best talent, they need to adapt to their environment by making tactical investments in digital solutions and be proactive in digital transformation.

By Jason Chester
Digital Transformation August 8, 2021

The role of the system integrator in the digital transformation

Manufacturing automation is embracing digital transformation and the system integration plays a key role in facilitating it and integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

By Jack Smith
Digital Transformation July 22, 2021

Accelerating digital transformation focus of online forum

The annual ARC Industry Forum Asia titled Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World focused on many topics such as IT/OT convergence and improving interoperability.

By Sharada Prahladrao
Digital Transformation June 27, 2021

Benefits of smart factory investment

5G will help manufacturers will be able to dynamically adapt their production areas to current circumstances at any time and create smart factories.

By Neli Ivanova
Digital Transformation May 13, 2021

How to bring digital transformation (DX) to your organization: more answers

To help organizations better understand and implement digital transformation, Control Engineering offered a May 4 webcast, “Digital Transformation Acceleration,” for one professional development hour (PDH) credit. Additional answers from the speakers follow, along with a link to webcast, archived for one year.

By Jim Mansfield and Laurie Cavanaugh
Digital Transformation April 14, 2021

Cybersecurity is key for digital transformation

Digital transformation can change manufacturing, but companies need to invest in cybersecurity knowledge and training to make it viable.

By Chris Vavra
Digital Transformation April 6, 2021

Smart factory acceleration in a pandemic

Cover Story: Learn how building for the pandemic era can accelerate the era of smart factories. See four ways a factory can become smart and resilient.

By Ken Engel
Digital Transformation March 26, 2021

Digitalization, automation advice, benefits

A global manufacturer explains benefits and offers advice about connecting the real world of manufacturing to the virtual world, through digitalization and automation.

By Mark T. Hoske
Digital Transformation March 22, 2021

The time is now to move to smarter manufacturing

Many chip manufacturers lack an overall digital transformation strategy and cannot make the move to smart manufacturing.

By Ricco Walter
Digital Transformation March 6, 2021

What is a digital thread?

Digital thread is an operational concept that describes how a profile of data is defined, created, populated and modified throughout the product lifecycle. See three digital thread benefits.

By Sam Russem
Digital Transformation January 23, 2021

Digitalization crucial for food manufacturing processes

Smart and proactive digital solutions can help support ongoing operations even through disruptive global events like the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Suzanne Gill

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