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Scalability in Automation: Who's the weakest link?

Scalability in Automation: Who's the weakest link?

From a single machine to a complete factory, automation solutions range from a few I/O points to millions. This webinar discusses the criteria that needs to be considered when implementing an automation system that can scale: architecture, and maximum number of users and control points are the most obvious to come to mind as an underperforming system can have a huge impact on your application.

Other aspects like the ease of development, roll-out, and upgrade are equally important. The total cost of ownership (TCO) of a poorly designed automation system can have a huge impact on the bottom line.

As mobility and remote operations are becoming the norm, we will highlight a remote monitoring and control application in a large power plant. Learn how you can prevent your automation system from becoming the weakest link in your operations.

Video Highlights

Industrial Engineer using GE Digital software | Digital Worker

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:25 Importance of scalability
  • 3:54 Automation that scales
  • 9:00 Rapid Application Development
  • 12:50 Cost of deployment
  • 15:45 What it means for industrial data
  • 20:24 Highly reliable production
  • 27:45 Example - remote monitoring at a large power plant
  • 35:20 Summary

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