Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.
2023 System integrator of the Year, George T. Hall, excelled in SCADA, PLC, HMI, panel design and system integration in developing and integrating process controls for a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer and in a SCADA system for a Nevada gold mine.
Farm, power plant and factory control systems have operated in the same way for decades, following static hard-coded automation logic. This automation logic is typically developed during an initial project development phase and is implemented by automation engineers, as it requires a highly technical skillset.
Systems integration is a complex process that requires time, dedication, and the ability to take an objective look at the bigger picture.
Risk identification becomes the critically important first step, the one without which corrective actions cannot be undertaken.
The process functional ecosystem consists of a methodology for viewing the different functionalities that are utilized in most production areas.
The Bundy Group reported nine automation transactions in the month of August. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.
Thermal switches can help mitigate damage in electronic products and keep a situation from getting worse. Three approaches to controlling heat buildup with thermal switches are highlighted.
Modular enclosures can help manufacturers maximize the space they have and give them added flexibility in many different applications.
Pharmaceutical control system integration: Fixing a blind spot in the process design helped user requirements for a heat exchanger control system. A control system may not be able to fix a faulty process.