Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams are designed to help clarify project requirements at the front end of agile development by providing a visual understanding of how a project should look and function.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has made some major strides for the last few years, but making it viable and easy to use on the plant floor requires a lot of planning and some culture change for companies.
In a successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, the CEO understands the ERP business case and allocates resources at the proper level to ensure that it is a success.
Plant maintenance is a highly skilled operation that requires considerable resources for unexpected repairs and long-term planning for preventative maintenance programs.
The April issue of AppliedAutomation focuses on DCS modernization, automation methods used in a distillery, and updating hardware and software for an automated mobile warehouse.
Inside machines: A control system integrator and automation vendor have jointly developed a vision lab where they will offer machine vision testing, advice, proof-of-concept work and validation services. See advice about machine vision applications.
When looking for a system integrator, users should seek out those with knowledge, experience, reliability, and integrity.
Polytron, Inc., an engineering consultancy and systems integration firm based in Duluth, Ga., announced the appointment of Ronald Rich to CEO as of January 1, 2017, following the retirement of Polytron founder, Charles Jager.
A study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Global Supply Chain Institute outlined six key practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains and making sustainability a major business driver that is driven by executive leadership.
Superior Controls, a New Hampshire-based automation system integrator and a 2012 Control Engineering System Integrator of the Year winner, has opened an office in Albany, N.Y., to serve customers in the state.