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Unified Ignition Dashboard Makes History Kevin McClusky Mon, 01/24/2022 - 15:16
Great SCADA dashboards provide clear visualization and control. To create one that’s truly effective, the software also needs to have compatibility with all the key devices on the plant floor. Recently, Inductive Automation was honored to be asked to develop Process Expo’s first-ever unified dashboard for a process line as a means to display information from equipment supplied by a variety of vendors. I was involved in this exciting project and wanted to share some of the details here.
The Best Time to Begin Your Digital Transformation is Now Mike Walsh Tue, 01/18/2022 - 08:07
Advances in technology and availability of new hardware and software platforms have made Digital Transformation of your business simpler than ever. Rather than assuming you need to engage in a lengthy and costly consultation process with an outside party, I'm proposing you begin connecting your facility now. And getting started doesn't have to require a huge investment of time or money.
Why PLCs Remain Essential to Modern Automation Aaron Block Wed, 11/03/2021 - 09:38
Since programmable logic controllers (PLCs) ushered in Industry 3.0 over 50 years ago, they have remained one of the cornerstones of automation. PLCs are industrial computers used to control various electro-mechanical processes in manufacturing facilities and automation environments. Because they are easy to operate and program, PLCs often fill an essential role in SCADA systems, acting as the physical interface between devices on the plant floor and HMIs, as well as communicating, monitoring, and controlling automated processes.