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Augmented, virtual reality in process automation: A mini series

Explore the benefits, challenges and maintenance required for augmented and virtual realities

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Look before you leap. Think before you act. These and other pieces of good advice are all about what you can see before you decide what to do.Lately, there are more input types and data sources coming into everyone's eyeballs that can help human activities, including process control and automation. However, the problem is sorting through new formats like augmented reality (AR) and others, choosing the most suitable, organizing what they're trying to say, and using them to achieve better outcomes.In the articles that follow, we explore the benefits, challenges and maintenance required for these technologies.  Benefits of AR, VR in process automation Safety, training,…

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Download the August Digital EditionOur latest issue: August 2019

Lately, there are more input types and data sources coming into everyone's eyeballs that can help human activities, including process control and automation. What are the benefits of technologies like AR and VR? Also read about level measurement and process analyzers. Read the issue.

 

Voices: Ask The Experts

Control and automation books: What's recommended?

What references do you recommend, and which are on your shelf?

Q: I am student of instrumentation engineering. I have a diploma of associate engineering (DAE) and am continuing my education. I want instrumentation books—I need books related to level, flow, temperature, pressure, pneumatics, hydraulics, electromechanical, viscosity, gravity, calibration,…

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    Q: I am student of instrumentation engineering. I have a diploma of associate engineering (DAE) and am continuing my education. I want instrumentation books—I need books related to level, flow, temperature, pressure, pneumatics, hydraulics, electromechanical, viscosity, gravity, calibration,…

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