Systems Integration


Some Relief, But Snags Persist

Some relief, but snags persist

Supply chain mini-series—Day 1—System integrator Huffman Engineering reports collaboration with suppliers is increasing, but adds training and online configurations can help, ...
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Familiarity with IIoT clarifies onsite vs. cloud debates

IIoT mini-series—Day 10—System integrator Hargrove Controls & Automation shows how to resolve virtualization and simulation, and on-premises and cloud-computing questions
Dave Smit, senior systems analyst at Interstates (right), examines the network traffic dashboard and communication settings in Veracity OT Network Controller software at the system integrator’s prefabrication shop in Sioux Center, Iowa, while Jace Mulder, production technician (left), operates the Haco press break. OT Network Controller manages a software-defined network (SDN) switch from Dynics, and uses zero-trust and deny-by-default methods, which enables Interstates to improve network visibility and security for the machine and enhance operational efficiency. Source: Interstates

Easier, eyes-on, automated cybersecurity

To improve network visibility and security for equipment in its prefabrication shop, system integrator Interstates uses Veracity OT Network Controller with software-defined networking...
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Systems Integration

Traditional values boost IIoT

IIoT mini-series—Day 6—System integrator DataRealm puts the Industrial Internet of Things in its proper historical context, which also demonstrates how to develop and apply it...
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Balancing the data flood

IIoT mini-series — Day 5 — System integrator George T. Hall collaborates with clients on IIoT and digitalization
Cameco Fuel Manufacturing is implementing IT-based tools like Docker container images to further automate its processes for making and assembling uranium fuel rods for Canada’s nuclear reactors. For example, 4IR is helping Cameco create a hybrid environment for running web-based Ignition SCADA software in containers that can also hold databases and PLC software. Source: Cameco
Systems Integration

Working the (easier) network

IIoT mini-series — Day 2 — To automate its process for building uranium fuel rods, Cameco is implementing IT-based tools like Docker container images, and getting help from 4IR...
Systems Integration

OPAF/O-PAS rubber meets road

Open Process Automation Standard starts interoperability sessions and testing; Exxon Mobil begins field trials
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Schneider Electric spearheads drive to universal, open automation

"Orchestration is about how to remotely support components in an O-PAS system, and how to make sure hardware from different vendors can occupy the same spaces." Schneider Electric...

Building information modeling, digital twins create green, smart cement factory

Sustainable cement plant in China expects to save $1.24 million per year
Systems Integration

OPAF/O-PAS world tour

Open Process Automaton Standard (O-PAS) test labs are multiplying worldwide
Systems Integration

Solutions Spotlight: FDT Group standards, technology evolves to support IIoT

With the number of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) use cases growing and multi-network automation environments adding complexity, the FDT Group has evolved its international...