Todays plants are under intense financial pressure. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain more equipment at lower cost, while also delivering higher throughput, higher availability, and higher profits. Its a trend that shows no sign of changing. Plants must therefore increase the productivity of their existing maintenance and operations teams, while continuing to look for ways to reduce costs even more.
The following is an Executive Summary which provides an introduction to plant architecture capabilities for reducing operations and maintenance costs. To learn more about how the architecture delivers these benefits and see what users say about the results download the link below.
Most papers written on wireless security concerns address corporate LAN access. This paper discusses both corporate and industrial wireless concerns but places an emphasis on the industrial automation wireless security aspects.
While it was initially esoteric, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) crept into mainstream Information Technology (IT) applications by the mid 1980s. A decade later, the very popular incarnation of these object-based process control applications has arrived in the form of OPC client/server technology.