In the fourth Design World article in a series on Big Data, Edge controllers bridge OT and IT systems, Emerson’s Derek Thomas explores “how results produced by edge controllers can be securely transmitted to a variety of other systems using built-in secure communication capabilities.”
Industrial Internet of Things
Tamara Tursijan shares how a global manufacturer with aggressive corporate goals lowering their carbon footprint, enabling low-carbon energy solutions and advocating for climate action. This manufacturer improved energy efficiency by working with the Emerson team to use wireless acoustic sensors to “listen” to each of the steam traps for leaks and failure conditions.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) also look for ways to drive digital transformations in the equipment they provide to their customers. A great example comes from a Packaging World application note, Machine Condition Monitoring via IIoT.
ARC Advisory Group has a podcast series on Digital Transformation Viewpoints. ARC’s Bob Gill recently interviewed Emerson’s Jonas Berge for his views on technology and digital transformation.
. In a Fluid Power Journal article, Bring It On: Digital Transformation in the ‘New Normal’, Emerson’s Shaun Taylor, President of Emerson’s Global Machine Automation, Fluid Motion and Control for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, describes how these manufacturers are undertaking digital transformation initiatives to address these challenges.
Many of these IIoT applications, whether powered by the Internet or internal intranets, have become more relevant as employees increasingly work from remote locations, requiring enhanced collaboration among widely dispersed personnel. An example is the remote monitoring of valves, along with collaborating for maintenance and repair, to improve reliability.
This article, How refiners can empower a digitally transformed workforce, focuses on strategies and technologies available to enable refiners to better manage the skills shortage—primarily due to increasingly complex operations and a generation of seasoned experts retiring.
In the Packaging Technology Today article, 5 Ways to Improve Packaging Machinery With Smart Pneumatics, Emerson’s Chris Noble lists five ways to add IoT-enabled pneumatics solutions that are being used to help companies with digital transformation.
Plantweb Optics Analytics software won the IoT Analytics Platform of Year category at the 2021 IoT Breakthrough Awards.
Emerson’s Derek Thomas shared his thoughts on starting small when tackling Big Data challenges with Industrial Edge Control Technology.
In an Intech article, Using IIoT technology to improve reliability and safety, Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo shares ways IIoT helps manufacturers and producers improve safety practices and overall reliability.
What often holds manufacturers and producers back on their digital transformation journeys is where to begin and how best to proceed. For those in the chemical process industries, Emerson’s Tim Olsen has written a Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) article, Understanding the Digital Transformation.
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