Industrial control systems need to change and future process automation systems need to deliver on these new expectations.
As plants adjust to meet the realities of a new global marketplace, an evolving control system with secure operational technology (OT) edge technologies will help lead the way.
Data and networking between machines will lead to new business models and services and industrial owner/operators of all sizes can participate.
Digital twins, buoyed by enhancements in CAD and CNC, is making them realistic and vital in many manufacturing applications.
Process control equipment advances are making life easier for plant operators and maintenance technicians.
Coupling strategic engineering techniques with integrated management software helps unlock best-in-class alarm solutions. See five rules of alarm relevancy, three examples.
MIT researchers have developed a ceramic-based material that could be used for highly efficient actuators for aircraft or other uses, with minimal moving parts.