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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digitally transforming ourselves
Digital transformation can help manufacturers make better decisions faster and help companies harness the accelerating rate of change.
Digital transformation shift for process manufacturers
Focusing digital transformation on people can help process manufacturers enhance knowledge transfer and empower workers.
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.
Digital transformation’s importance for manufacturers
Digital transformation is when a business or organization adopts and applies computer-based technology to improve a process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AI is driving digital transformation in engineering
Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving digitalization when it comes to transforming the engineering sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT, OT convergence enabling digital manufacturing transformation
Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Succeeding with digital transformation post COVID-19
See three recommendations for companies to seize the extraordinary opportunity to automate that the pandemic disruptions created.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.