Tag "Automation"

Snapshot Innovation and what is the point of cybersecurity?

Functional security and cybersecurity are practised as “business as usual”, so that the digital added value actually pays off. Because it is only with these important components that precisely the resilient foundation stone for the Smart Factory is laid.

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4 questions about an energy digital twin on real ways to improve business operation

Many companies are interested in the benefits a digital twin can bring to their business. The energy sector is no exception, as is the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. After all, it plays a pioneering role in the introduction of new technologies. That is why we have asked ourselves a few questions about digital twin technology in the energy sector. And precisely how its use can optimise costs and streamline your operations. Register with one click for the free live webinar “An Energy Digital Twin for the most efficient and cost-effective operation”, which will take place on Wednesday 16 September 2020 to see a live demonstration of Visual Mesa EMS and find out how it can work for you.

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Free release of the Covid-19 Icon for risk assessment to all Yokogawa RAP users

How do you ensure the safety of your employees in plants with high risk potential in times of Covid-19? We would like to thank our Yokogawa RAP customers.

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How to use Design Thinking for digitalisation processes

Clearly, a company has to be digital to be competitive and to maintain this state. However, some questions remain unanswered: To what extent should the digital transformation be implemented? Is it sufficient to take care of the internal infrastructure first? Or do we set ourselves equally ambitious goals, such as a smart factory? How do you realize the defined goals? Since most companies have little or no experience in this area, it often makes sense to get support from outside. One technique for finding a solution together is that of Design Thinking.

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Autonomous robot surveillance: How can we make operators’ lives better?

Frequent and thorough monitoring takes up valuable time from operators and management. Robotics is the right way to improve efficiency. ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certified robots will be the new benchmark for inspection and monitoring of hazardous areas.

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Single source of truth – the time’s come for Industry 4.0!

However, throughout the entire production process, from the purchase of raw materials to the sale of products, countless data are generated that are somehow interrelated. It is therefore not without reason that a central demand in the context of digitisation is the Single Soruce of Truth. This concept of data storage enables all departments to access a central data source which is constantly maintained and therefore only contains consistent and redundancy-free data. This data storage prevents errors due to the use of different data bases, but above all it makes certain evaluations possible. Only in this way can the profit of a company be consistently depicted over the entire value-added chain and across all levels. It is not without reason that it is considered indispensable to lead Industry 4.0 projects to success.

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M+C sensors, M+O sensors and process analytics

NOA – NAMUR OPEN Architecture – is powerfully on the move. Two terms keep coming up: M+C sensors and M+O sensors. M+O stands for maintenance and optimization. These are the new ones. These are the ones that detect the properties of process components (not the process medium). The detection of vibrations of machine parts such as pumps or valves has already become a classic example of pure M+O sensors.

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Topic IA2IA – new column by Dr. Andreas Helget is online

Self-propelled cars are well known. In other areas of application, however, “autonomy” is also a major (future) topic, for example in the process industry. But what do we actually understand by “autonomous systems” at present and where is the journey heading? In his latest column “Zur Sache, bitte” (To the point, please), Dr. Andreas Helget, Managing Director of Yokogawa Deutschland GmbH, deals with the topic of IA2IA.

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The most popular blog articles of 2019

To start 2020, we look back to 2019 on the Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals blog and present the ten most read articles of the past year in an exciting and worthwhile top ten list.

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Ecosystems – new business models: important for disruption strategies

Industry 4.0 describes a fundamental innovation and transformation process of industrial value creation. The leitmotifs of this change are new forms of management and work in global, digital ecosystems. Industry 4.0 is currently the number one topic of discussion in business and the media. But it is not only the digital revolution in the industrial sector that continues to progress. All other sectors, such as healthcare, are also continuing to develop consistently and drastically. Consequently, the term “Healthcare 4.0” is currently being used by many. We see in the media the emergence of some innovative trends that benefit the healthcare sector and, of course, us as users.

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