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Figure 1: FreeWave’s ZumLink IQ integrated with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Edge MQTT installed at one of Sylvan Lake’s field stations. Courtesy: Freewave
Remote Monitoring January 12, 2020

Real-time monitoring and control for a water, wastewater operation

Water and wastewater operations improved with an industrial radio with messaging queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) for faster communication and new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. A system integrator used the wireless system to help improve reliability and reporting and reduce risk.

By Crayton White
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Other Networks January 9, 2020

Collaboration needed to redesign manufacturing network

The manufacturing industry is adopting methodologies that will help make operations faster and more efficient than ever before, but companies need to collaborate and collect as much data as possible.

By Ray Watson
Process Manufacturing January 9, 2020

Subscription software drives digital transformation

A subscription delivery model can hasten adoption automation software required to progress in the journey toward digital transformation.

By George Bauer
Installing a distribute antenna system (DAS) outside a harsh environment to provide radio frequency (RF) to the needed areas is an option, but its high cost can be a barrier. Courtesy: Daniel E. Capano
Wireless January 8, 2020

Industrial wireless selection and implementation

Industrial wireless networks require a lot of planning and preparation because there are many elements that can hamper or interfere with manufacturing operations.

By Daniel E. Capano
System Integrators January 8, 2020

System integrator relationships key to manufacturers’ competitive advantage

There are many reasons why it’s better to have a deeper, strategic partnership with an integrator that goes beyond an individual project; here are a few.

By Greg Young
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 6, 2020

Industrial internet groups unify memberships

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Trusted IoT Alliance (TIoTA) announced they are combining their memberships and will work together to drive industry collaboration and research.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
Maurizio Pazzini, vice president of technical enablement and product support, Siemens Digital Industries Software Italy. Courtesy: Control Engineering Poland and Siemens
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics January 5, 2020

The future of design and manufacturing

International: A product lifecycle management conference in Europe helped demonstrate the future of design and manufacturing. New PLM tools advance digital twin technology applications, manufacturing execution, quality control, and other areas. In cloud-based implementations, 5G wireless will help.

By Michael Majchrzak
Figure 3: The new control center was created quickly. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integrators December 17, 2019

Short timeline for automation infrastructure

System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.

By Jim Meyers
At Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2019 Conference in Singapore, Senthil Kumar said that Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM) would help manufacturers make the digital transformations more efficiently. Courtesy: Aileen Jin, Control Engineering China
Info Management December 5, 2019

Make digital twins easier to implement for manufacturing industries

International: Move from vision to reality: It’s time to embrace digital twins for manufacturing. Benefits include more efficient digital transformations and more effective asset monitoring and performance.

By Aileen Jin
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 28, 2019

10 industrial Internet terms you should know

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) released its Industrial Internet Vocabulary Technical Report V2.2. See 10 terms IIC thinks you should know and see a link for more definitions.

By Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)