Mobile process automation monitoring and control evolves

Mobile monitoring, automation and control means freedom and flexibility, but it also unlocks imagination and innovation.

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The famous Mark Twain quote is, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." In the same way, mobile process control lets users get closer to their pipelines, tanks and equipment, but it also frees them to understand and optimize their applications in new ways, which they couldn't see until they got out of their traditional control rooms and began to look around. Surprisingly, gaining this new perspective alters what and how devices can go mobile, and what they can bring along, too."We're seeing more portable screens in plants, but less for process control, and more for dashboards, analytics and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications," says…

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Mobile process control lets users get closer to their pipelines, tanks and equipment, but also frees them to understand and optimize their applications in new ways. Read the issue.


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