A few buzzwords seem to dominate today’s manufacturing trade press. Big Data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Industry 4.0 are a few of the big ideas that are currently crowding out other topics. Unfortunately, all too often these three terms are being used interchangeably and that routinely results in confusion.Read More
Big Data and IIoT have captured the automation industry’s imagination. A key take-away from all that’s been written is that plant data holds the key to making many production processes safer, more efficient, and more profitable. While there’s growing evidence that Big Data and IIoT are delivering meaningful value, some scientists have begun to wonder if there is a limit to the amount of information that is actually helpful. They’ve posed the question: At what point does information become detrimental to the people who rely on it?Read More
Control Station today announced its membership with the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). Through this membership Control Station aligns with the automation industry’s leading not-for-profit trade association for system integrators.Read More
Those in the manufacturing industry have seen a rash of new terminology introduced over the last several years. Among those terms: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0.
While these terms may stimulate thoughts of progress and innovation, their true definition remains uncertain as they continue to evolve.
If you’ve investigated manufacturing trends recently, then the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has probably caught your attention once or twice. IIoT capitalizes on a range of communication and automation technologies that have been applied in industrial applications for years. With its primary focus on the supply chain and enhancing efficiency, however, IIoT often leaves production staff wondering how plant floor operations will be impacted.Read More