In the world of process control, we are seeing tremendous advances in technology ranging from smart devices through to process control analysis tools that promise to optimise the efficiency of our industrial sites. But will digitisation really deliver what we expect? Or are we simply catering to the whims of process engineers who crave the latest and greatest technology, in the same way that we all 'just have to have' the latest smartphone?
UK plant to produce low-carbon electricity, supporting Europe's goals to increase renewable energy sources, reduce pollutants.
Given the rapid rise of automation and technology, SCADA's role in operations and industry is set to increase, with the Industrial Internet of Things predicted to include over 100 billion devices.
KEPServerEX V6 was designed to meet the connectivity challenges of the IIoT and Industry 4.0, making more information accessible to more clients while running enterprise-wide as an integrated connectivity layer or single standalone server.
Schneider Electric has introduced the Water Network Optimisation (WNO) Suite, a water and wastewater industry solution powered by Aquis 7.0 and built on the Wonderware System Platform.
The HG1G HMI takes advantage of the worldwide standard 4.3″ LCD screen size, which being so widely used in consumer gaming devices and other commercial products offers a larger and higher resolution display area at a lower cost.
InduSoft has announced the release of Service Pack One of InduSoft Web Studio v8.0, improving existing HTML5 and custom widget capabilities, introducing an add-on conversion tool for FactoryTalk applications, and enhancements IoTView.
The water and wastewater industry is in transition to a digital revolution that has the potential to transform the industry from the use of data-driven technologies, with utility sector spending dwarfing the industrial market. This is according to a new report by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) that provides a detailed guide to the opportunities in this smart market.
As well as causing widespread damage to buildings, roads and infrastructure, tragically the earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011 claimed 185 lives. The massive effort being deployed to restore the city's infrastructure has created a need for a huge amount of resources, challenging local building companies and construction material suppliers to step up their production.
In today's processing environment, modern batch systems must account for the growing need for flexible, scalable solutions, true distribution of control and responsive functionality.
Digital substations as key elements in future-oriented power grids to improve efficiency, safety and system visibility.