Automation Strategy

Automation Imperative – Core Business Function
The success factors in manufacturing are changing – making it imperative that all size companies use automation as a strategic tool to compete. Automation is a key success factor, for companies large and small, in achieving lower costs, increased productivity and quality. A company can successfully compete only if it outperforms rivals by delivering greater value to customers or creating comparable value at a lower cost, or both. Automation is the best way to achieve this goal over the long term by improving sustainable operational effectiveness.  MORE

Dow Corning Standardizes on Siemens -All Automation & Control
Dow Corning standardization on Siemens for all automation & control is a bold decision and in some ways and in some ways a throwback to the old model of buying process automation from one single supplier. This article describes Dow Corning’s reasoning. MORE

Information Synergy
The automation industry is learning to go beyond simply providing business systems with data by synergistically using information to collaborate in new ways to make plants more profitable, responsive and efficient. Synergy may be defined as two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable. In the natural world, for example, hydrogen and oxygen combined make water. MORE

Fieldbus Foundation Remote Operations Management Strategy
The goal of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) is remotely linking people that understand processes and equipment in a secure fashion around the world to achieve faster start-up time and reduced operating costs.  The FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) concept includes a gateway method to allow interface with various communications protocols including wireless ( ISA100.11a and WirelessHART) and wired (DeviceNet, Profibus, Modbus, etc.). MORE


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