Tag "digitalisation"

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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The top ten articles of the first half of 2020

If the year 2020 were a football match, it would be halftime long ago. Reason enough to look back on the first half of 2020. Because a lot has happened in the first half of the year – including, of course, on the chemicals and pharmaceuticals blog. Since the beginning of the year, the team of authors and experts has again researched and written about some exciting topics related to automation. The following ten articles have aroused the greatest interest of the readers in the past six months.

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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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Keep Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) up to date – secure implicit knowledge

SOP – Standard Operation Procedures – play an important role, especially in regulated companies such as the pharmaceutical or food industry. Due to the high relevance of the processes to the environment, health and safety, the share of SOPs in these industries is correspondingly high. But it is not only here that standardised procedures are documented. They also help employees in many other areas of industry to handle recurring process sequences with consistently high quality. No wonder, then, that SOP management is also becoming the focus of Industry 4.0.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 3 of 3

The potential for innovation through digitalisation and its digital technologies is infinite – especially with regard to Synaptic Business Automation. With the entrepreneurial innovation mindset and methodologies like the SBA, many ideas can be found and implemented. Against this background, it is of course indispensable that the security foundation is laid in digital terms – keyword: Plant Security.

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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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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this series we have dealt with the question of what is meant by “optimizing” in this context and whether it is worthwhile to “optimize”. If one has come to a positive result for oneself, the question now arises, which possibilities there are. The following presentation of possibilities in the second of a total of three articles in this series certainly does not claim to be complete, but is intended as an incentive and source of ideas.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 1 of 3

With regard to optimization, it is often a matter of finding a consensus as to what optimization can actually be. This three-part article will also take a look at the resources available for this. Whether it is worthwhile to optimize and if and what the whole thing has to do with Industry 4.0.

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AR and VR offer enormous potential – including for the process industry

#BLOG Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – even if their exact meaning is certainly not familiar to everyone, today at least everyone should have heard of these two terms before. And this mostly in connection with video games like #Pokémon Go, #TV and movies. Or perhaps with a view to architecture, sports, medicine, navigation, (flight and driving) simulation, learning, art, photography, or entertainment in general.
But both augmented and virtual reality have long since found their way into the (process) #industry. There, they are used in industrial applications, maintenance, medicine, learning or #work safety. #AR #VR #AugmentedRealitiy #VirtualReality #automation #security #safety

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