“One of the most important challenges for today’s automating and manufacturing industry is the topic of how to best collect, evaluate, and process data. The phrase “time is money” especially applies to the automation world because any downtime of productive or operational devices can lead to delays causing exorbitant costs. With comprehensive digital monitoring and control systems in place, such downtimes can be minimized or even avoided. Thus, it is crucial for manufacturers to implement coherent ways of dealing with data.”
“There are numerous ways of integrating digital and physical devices. In general, this convergence takes place via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the virtual platform utilized to combine the worlds of IT and OT. However, there are various options to be considered when aligning all relevant devices.”
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