The information needed to diagnose, treat—and even predict—plant-floor issues is now little more than an Internet connection away. Industrial organizations are starting to take advantage of better remote access capabilities.
Scot Webster, Senior Vice President, CAS engineering and laboratory operations at Underwriters Laboratories, discusses the company’s latest global manufacturing and marketing report, The Product Mindset, with Plant Engineering.
When new manufacturing plants are constructed, 3D design techniques have helped take the project from design to operation. But what do you do for an existing plant where the plant’s design is only on paper?
Electrical gateways provide an inside view of a facility’s electrical distribution and control equipment. Older pieces of large equipment, including motor-control centers, switchgear, and panelboards, were not engineered when...