By Bill Lydon, Editor
The dramatic cost reductions and increased computing power of mobile devices are creating opportunities to operate plants more efficiently and increase the productivity of personnel. Mobile devices can include smart phones, tablets, netbooks and notebook computers.
By Greg Goodwin, LNS Research A trend that is causing waves and innovative ways of doing things today with Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software is mobile technology. So what are the current attitudes on mobile capabilities? Here are four ways mobile capabilities are helping manufacturers transform their operations and IT landscapes today.
By: Julio Delgado, Stock America HMI software from InduSoft provides eSignatures, database connectivity and other features vital to proper process validation and compliance with food and pharmaceutical regulations.
By Rich Hunzinger, B-Scada
One of the fastest-growing and most widespread trends in the HMI and SCADA software realms is that of mobility. Namely, how can we - or should we - take advantage of mobile devices in automated work environments?
Combining PLC processing and HMI monitoring and control into a single hardware platform is becoming a more available and popular option. This article compares the combined HMI+PLC unit with the separate HMI & PLC system and highlights where each excels.
By Rick Zabel, Publisher & Editor
Since Schneider Electric's purchase of Invensys, I have been waiting to hear some news about the integration of the two companies. That news, as it relates to software, was delivered last week at Schneider Electric's first Global Software Customer Conference.