System Integration
Inductive Automation Don Pearson, chief strategy officer, and Carl Gould, co-director of software development, previewed the latest version of Ignition 8, Inductive Automation’s industrial automation platform, at ARC Forum 2019. The new release includes expanded functionality, web technologies, enterprise-empowering features, and a next-generation visualization system called the Ignition Perspective Module, which the company designed to empower users to create appealing, mobile-responsive industrial applications that run natively on any mobile device and any web browser. Tag editing is 190 times faster. Tag moving is 90 times faster; tag browsing 18 times faster; tag importing 15 times faster. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media
System Integration March 4, 2019

Manufacturing and process facility trends: Optimization

Technology update: Optimization is among key trends for manufacturing and process facilities highlighted in the media session at ARC Forum 2019.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: CFE Media
System Integration December 15, 2018

CSIA Best Practices provide business value

Best practices for integrators can create a great deal of improvement for a company's business performance and their clients' satisfaction.

By Jeff Miller, PMP
Courtesy: CSIA
System Integration December 14, 2018

It’s busy today, but don’t lose sight of tomorrow

While the economy for system integrators is good, the future remains unclear as companies struggle to hire and retain young talent.

By Jose Rivera
A controls and automation upgrade to this traverse winder included eight Siemens S120 Vector drive systems to uncoil, slit, and recoil copper. Six Siemens S120 Servo drive systems were used for traversing. Courtesy: Electronic Drives & Controls Inc.
System Integration December 13, 2018

Controls upgrade boosts machine productivity 40%

Machine running speed nearly doubled with greater product control, quick ROI.

By Chuck Dillard
2019 System Integrator Giants
System Integration December 11, 2018

System Integrator Giants 2019

CFE Media announces the 2019 System Integrator Giants

By Bob Vavra
Left to right: Mike Bosworth, president, NorthWind Technical Services; Ron Rich, CEO, Polytron; Doug Fagaly, chief strategy officer, E-Technologies Group; Steve Veldhuis, chief technology officer, E-Technologies Group. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

System Integrator of the Year award winners announced

Integrator companies E-Technologies Group, Polytron, and Northwind Technical Services are recognized for their outstanding achievements. See video of a roundtable discussion with the winners.

By CFE Media
Ron Rich, CEO of Polytron. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

Polytron Inc., Duluth, Ga., is System Integrator of the Year, 2019

Polytron Inc. is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Mid-Sized System Integrator Category. CEO Ron Rich shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
Mike Bosworth, president of NorthWind Technical Services. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
System Integration December 10, 2018

NorthWind Technical Services, Sabetha, Kansas, is System Integrator of the Year, 2019

NorthWind Technical Services is the 2019 System Integrator of the Year for the Large System Integrator Category. President Mike Bosworth shares some of the company's success stories and advice. See video.

By CFE Media
Helping with hybrid operational technology implementations, Stratus’ ztC Edge is a zero-touch, fully virtualized and self-protecting computing platform, specifically designed for industrial edge environments. Courtesy: Stratus Technologies
System Integration November 6, 2018

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, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and control projects will fail.

By John Fryer
Gal Shaul is co-founder and CTO of Augury. Courtesy: Augury
System Integration October 23, 2018

Create a buddy system for the IIoT

Finding the right Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) vendor partner is crucial to success.

By Gal Shaul, Augury