Creating Modern, Open Enterprise Architectures in the IIoT Age – Part One

The concept of an open enterprise architecture that links plant floor operations with business operations across an entire corporate entity has been around for a while in many industrial sectors.  But making this concept a reality remains challenging.  This is particularly true for those companies that lack huge IT staffs or budgets.   IIoT, with its […]

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OT Meets IT at the IoT Solutions World Congress

The worlds of IT and manufacturing have been converging for several years now, and nowhere was this trend more evident than at the IoT Solutions World Congress, held last week in Barcelona, Spain, and attended by ARC analysts. Co-sponsored by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the event took place for the third year and is […]

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Emerson Exchange and IIoT

Here are three IIoT and automation take-aways from last week’s Emerson Exchange 2017.  The event is always very content-rich. Besides cramming in as much content as possible, ARC took advantage of 1-on-1 time generously offered by Emerson Automation Solutions executives. It has been a year since the announcement of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem, their branded […]

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Rail Signaling and Train Control Systems Respond to Global Megatrends

What approach should rail operators adopt to enhance the functionality, safety, and reliability of their train operations? It is the rail signaling and train control systems. Its main purpose is to prevent train collisions, monitor the movement of trains on tracks, divide tracks into segments known as blocks, into several sections. Without signaling systems, far […]

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Unleash the Power of IoT-based Predictive Maintenance

In today’s competitive industrial world, predictive maintenance (PdM) is no longer a nice-to-have; it has become a necessity. Traditional PdM methods have several limitations. However advancements in wireless, cloud and AI technology are disrupting the way PdM has been done in recent decades. Companies are making use of these technologies to offer an end-to-end, easy-to-deploy […]

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