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Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness is imperative everywhere, but that goes double for the manufacturing industry. Thankfully, technology provides ways to ensure business continuity and peace of mind. Businesses are more likely today than ever to cater to a worldwide audience. That means a company’s supply chain activities, vendors and talent pipeline could…

Cyber Security Lock

Three steps for performing an ICS security audit

Companies looking to protect an industrial control system (ICS) should audit their assets, network, and data flows to better determine how safe a system is, and what more needs to be done. The threat landscape for industrial automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems is evolving as connectivity between…

Loop Tuning

Top 10 tuning tips for control engineers

Best practices to follow to increase loop tuning performance and reliability in a facility include increased efficiency, controller gain, and being aware of loop interactions.Control engineers often face questions and concerns about loop tuning. Often, there are no readily available answers, unless time is available for a step test or…

Why hybrid OT is needed for successful IIoT and control projects

Integrating controls: It is critical to understand differing operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) priorities to achieve collaboration and integration. Without this, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and control projects will fail.With the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and edge computing, the phrase “IT/OT convergence”…

Wireless as a means to overall equipment efficiency

Field devices make operations visible and support data-driven decision making by using technologies associated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Device-level data is accessible to operators and plant managers, offering insight into machine performance and process inefficiencies. Real-time remote monitoring of machine status allows addressing issues as they arise,…