Virtualization

Process Manufacturing January 9, 2020

Subscription software drives digital transformation

A subscription delivery model can hasten adoption automation software required to progress in the journey toward digital transformation.

By George Bauer
At Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) 2019 Conference in Singapore, Senthil Kumar said that Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM) would help manufacturers make the digital transformations more efficiently. Courtesy: Aileen Jin, Control Engineering China
Info Management December 5, 2019

Make digital twins easier to implement for manufacturing industries

International: Move from vision to reality: It’s time to embrace digital twins for manufacturing. Benefits include more efficient digital transformations and more effective asset monitoring and performance.

By Aileen Jin
Figure 1: This figure depicts how a single Type 1 hypervisor manages two virtual OSs on an industrial controller, a RTOS for real-time control and a guest OS for edge processing. Courtesy: Emerson
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics December 4, 2019

Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor

End users are comfortable with virtualization in their information technology (IT) server rooms and desktops, and many similar benefits now can be realized with industrial programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs).

By Vibhoosh Gupta
Analytics October 30, 2019

Interoperability and how to sustain it

Vocabulary and concepts for the age of analytics

By Sam Chance
Smart inspection equipment enables easy transfer of information to analysts or management. The inclusion of sophisticated reporting tools reduces the chance of human errors. Courtesy: Olympus
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics September 11, 2019

Use Cloud to transform inspection processes

Manage increasing data volumes that follow from connected inspection, in-service monitoring.

By Calvin Jory
Cybersecurity August 29, 2019

Industrial controller cybersecurity best practices

Protecting industrial automation systems is easier when controllers offer built-in cybersecurity features.

By Benson Hougland
In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton
Darren Roos (left), CEO, IFS, and Jon Roskill, CEO, Acumatica, will be combining their companies' resources after EQT Partners' acquisition of Acumatica. Courtesy: IFS, Acumatica
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics June 21, 2019

ERP cloud companies to collaborate under new ownership

Acumatica will combine their resources with IFS after the company's acquisition from EQT Partners.

By IFS North America
Remote Monitoring April 7, 2019

Data visualization, monitoring remotely

Improving data visualization and implementing cloud-based remote access is also the first step to implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 applications for said data visualization.

By Jack Smith
Figure 2: This AutomationDirect C-more human-machine interface (HMI) touch panel provides local data logging to an SD-card or a USB drive. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics March 27, 2019

Working with the cloud

Using the cloud for data logging and remote access can improve operations, cut costs and simplify interactions.

By Jonathan Griffith