How do you keep up with your processes – walking from machine to machine?
Integrating your HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces) into an Ethernet networked control system gives you a centralized window into your entire process. It works by gathering data from the control system and distributing it to different areas of the facility. One PC at an operator station or in a control room can lay out real-time processes, report data over time, and make live adjustments to day-to-day operation.
HMI Server/Client Configuration breaks down into just two components: Servers and Clients.
System integration — a sometimes daunting but valuable project that coordinates the manufacturing process into a seamless whole. Integrated systems have evolved over time, but an experienced System Integrator can still make or break your integration project. What 3 factors should you consider when choosing an integration partner?
PITTSBURGH, December 23, 2015 — Control Engineering recognizes Premier Automation as a 2015 System Integrator Giant, ranking the company #19 on a list of the best system integrators in the United States. Premier Automation ranked as only one of three companies in the top twenty with less than twenty engineers, competing with companies of over 100 or 200 engineers at the same level of system integration revenue or higher.
“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, perhaps too hard.”
― Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
In today’s industries, manufacturers have an entire constellation of technology solutions to consider. Factories can be digitized from beginning to end, integrated into automation systems, connected to the cloud, measured by big data, mobilized and networked into the Internet of Things.
With so much technology available, many manufacturers are paralyzed by the paradox of choice: the more industrial solutions appear, the harder it is to know what will work and what just isn’t right for your business.
How can you emerge from the swamp of indecision and implement the automation solutions that will boost your business?
Manufacturing is getting leaner, smarter, and sleeker. Integrated systems are making that possible.
As technology advances, automation systems converge to create more streamlined and efficient methods of production. These integrated systems make manufacturing infinitely more adaptable and cost effective, but require creative, highly skilled engineers.
So where are these engineers?