Renown for editorial excellence, Automation World covers the entire spectrum of industrial automation technologies, software and devices. AW reports on developments in discrete manufacturing, batch/hybrid processing and continuous process operations and also produces the annual Automation World Conference & Expo.
Pre-Project Consulting Role for SI – 11.16.20
Discover how incorporating a System Integrator at the beginning of your automation integration process can have a vital impact on the success of your overall project.
Downtime During Overnight Support: What to Do, What to Do? – 10.19.20
Though downtime always seems like a good thing, there may be better ways to spend your time that can optimize operations and ensure that no other issues are arising.
Accessing the Far Regions of Automation – 09.28.20
As more organizations invest in remote access capabilities, providing information technology support can come with a few issues when it comes to troubleshooting and connectivity.
What Affect Does Automation Have on Supply Chain Management?
Learn about the connections between supply chain operations and automation technologies, ranging from analytics and MES to HMI and SCADA software.
The Training Without Application Blues – 08.24.20
Application is just as important as the training itself. Finding a way to keep your staff up to date with on-the-job knowledge while allowing them to apply said skills is a task that Avanceon looked to solve with an internal learning management platform.
Manufacturing Data: “Like a Mule with a Spinning Wheel” – 07.13.20
Data storage is cheap, but not all data is valuable. Being able to collect, breakdown, and analyze any and all potentially valuable and actionable information is integral to any manufacturer.
Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary – 06.22.20
Most of the time, training can feel like a chore. But if the topic and training are both engaging, it can be one of the best ways to make sure staff and everyone in between is on the same page when it comes to duties.
The (Virtual) Grand Tour: Getting Creative with Restrictions – 05.25.20
COVID-19 has forced many companies to shift strategies, causing many organizations to get a little creative. In terms of plant tours and inspections, going virtual may be the first step in working through the restrictions.
Bringing Training Out of the Dark Ages – 04.20.20
Manufacturers are always looking for different ways to pass on practical experience within an organization. Revamped training methodologies may be the key to bridging the gap between the retiring, skilled employees and the new hires.
Don’t Forget the Operator—The Importance of Proper Training With New Systems – 03.23.20
When designing a new system, there are many things that need to be considered and thoroughly planned out. But one aspect of a system is typically thrown to the wayside, and that is its user-friendliness.
The Challenges of Project Commissioning – 02.17.20
What does it take to successfully commission a project? Robert Stocker shows how time, effort, and communication is required by all team members to get the project off the ground.
The Benefits of Bringing in a Partner for Assessment and Project Planning – 01.13.20
When it comes to operational improvements, tight time constraints can be a problem. A partner who can help get some long-forgotten initiatives off the ground may be the key to hitting your operational goals.