A browse through these new products and systems reveals the onward push to plant and operations automation. First the manufacturing assets went digital, and now the digital systems are connecting into a digital whole.
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.