Retrofit project for biodegradable plastics facility
A bioplastics company contracted a system integrator to retrofit a brownfield plant to make Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based resins, adapting existing on-site batch controls.
SIs to increase US manufacturing competitiveness
Manufacturing has changed due to recent global events with an emphasis on being smarter and leveraging all around us. System integrators (SIs) can help manufacturers with digital transformation, smart manufacturing efforts.
SI Giants 2023 average system integration revenue increases
Supply chain, staffing and COVID-19 are main concerns among SI Giant system integrators.
Systems integrators support end user self-service
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.
Six strategic steps to make systems integration seamless
Systems integration is a complex process that requires time, dedication, and the ability to take an objective look at the bigger picture.
How to identify, quantify, and mitigate risk in industrial operations
Identifying and mitigating risk requires a wide understanding of what it means and how it goes beyond basic safety principles.
Automation mergers, acquisitions, capital markets analysis: August 2022
The Bundy Group reported nine automation transactions in the month of August. Analysis on the acquisitions and reports are highlighted below.
Three ways to shut down loads with thermal switches
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.
Benefits of modular enclosures in manufacturing applications
Modular enclosures can help manufacturers maximize the space they have and give them added flexibility in many different applications.
Case study: Redesign the process, then the control system
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.