Modern development advances industrial control automation

Modern development advances industrial control automation

By Jeff Kataoka

The size of the global industrial automation and control systems market was valued at $ 146.79 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% from 2021 to 2028. according to Grand View Research.

Advances in a Pandemic: Modern Development for Industrial Control Automation

I don’t think I need to tell you about all the challenges that the world population and the industrial segment have faced in the last year due to the pandemic. Most of us have experienced a shortage or availability of various products from automobiles, electronics, groceries, toys, furniture, hand sanitizers and, of course, vaccines. Although the world’s industries and factories have had to contend with shortages of supplies and workers, one positive factor has been the drive to advance industrial control automation to keep production up and running to meet the needs of the population. world. Most industrial equipment manufacturers are working to modernize industrial control automation systems to increase production, quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Much of the industrial equipment in factories around the world is based on previous generation technology and has been built to last for many years. Many control automation systems are in their twenties or older and are hardware-based and not built to be easily upgraded or flexible about their functions. The software-driven digital transformation of control and factory automation equipment has been on an upward trend over the past five to ten years. However, as progress was being made, the recent global health situation has overloaded the desire to accelerate this transformation.

Control Automation Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have worked diligently to bring the benefits of digital transformation and intelligent advantage to their equipment as well as their engineering and product development work they use to design their new products . This has meant the use of modern software development methods, tools and technologies that are rapidly achieving positive results.

Recently, I invited our industrial systems expert and senior director of product management at Wind River, Michel Chabroux, to discuss how modern development is driving the design of the latest control automation systems forward in the webinar “Development Control Automation System. In this webinar, he discussed the challenges facing the design of control automation systems and how the following four modern development methods and technologies that have advanced the design and construction of new control automation systems:

● Real-time container technology

● Machine learning

● Simulation solutions

● DevSecOps software development methods

We took the recording of this webinar, divided it into short video chapters for quick and easy viewing and posted on the Wind River website. I invite you to visit the web page and select the chapter of the video topic that interests you or watch all the chapters. Go to this page, Modern Development for Control Automation, to learn more.


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