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IoT For Industrial Automation

By Stonewall Engineering on Mar 2, 2022

The Internet of Things (IoT) is providing a major boost to the automation sector. Industrial automation firms that employ IoT solutions can benefit in several ways as it allows engineers to develop new technologies to tackle issues, improve processes (like in healthcare), and increase output.

The Internet of Things is the connection of inextricably identifiable electronic devices via data plumbing on the Internet, such as IP, cloud computing, and web services and healthcare services. It is fair to mention that the Internet of Things (IoT) has a significant impact on industrial automation, and it motivates us to utilize tablet computers, smartphones, virtualized systems, and cloud storage for data.

On the other hand, Industry 4.0 is the intersection of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT includes smart sensors that give managers more accurate information on which they can base their decisions for growth in today's competitive environment.

The industrial automation sector has started to adopt IoT technologies at a much slower pace as compared to other sectors such as healthcare and retail. However, this is changing now, and industrial automation companies are realizing the benefits of IoT technologies.

Let us examine the different ways in how the Internet of Things (IoT) is affecting industrial automation:

Topics: Innovation Automation PLC Controls Electrical Engineering
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What are PLCs?

By Stonewall Engineering on Jan 27, 2022

When you think about the manufacturing industry, it's easy to imagine a huge warehouse full of machines and equipment that all work together with precision.

But how do these automated plants know what they're doing? The answer: programmable logic controllers (PLC). These specialized computers can be found running through production lines across industries like automakers or even food processors; ensuring each product gets made correctly according to plan.

Topics: Innovation Automation PLC Controls Electrical Engineering
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Everything you need to know about Industry 4.0

By Stonewall Engineering on Jan 13, 2022

Industry 4.0 is upon us, and with it comes new opportunities for the manufacturing sector. If you're not sure what Industry 4.0 is or how it can benefit your business, read on for everything you need to know.

We'll explain the basics of this transformative technology, and show you how to get started today.

Topics: Innovation Automation Controls Industry 4.0
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Meet Success: The NXT-Air Liquide Membrane System

By Arturo Chinchilla on Jan 23, 2019

For us engineers, CO2 is bad, especially when found in good natural gas.

That's right, carbon dioxide.

As innovators, we are constantly eager to find solutions to our problems.

In this case finding means of removing the bad from the good, while focusing on capturing the 'big picture' - developing lean, innovative, profitable, high-performing and efficient solutions (like our friends The Water Scrooge).

Enter the NXT-Air Liquide Membrane System.

An extremely reliable, efficient membrane system offering excellent carbon dioxide removal from natural gas.

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10 Ways Technology Is Shifting The Engineering Industry

By Tyler LaFleur on Jan 22, 2019

Engineering has always been a fairly "technological" space.

But as technology is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, engineers are being forced to evolve themselves. 

No industry, much like all species of this world, is immune to adaptation.

Sticking with the old, outdated ways of doing things will leave you left in the dust and thus decomposing to just another bankrupt, fossil fuel.

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Automation to the Rescue

By Arturo Chinchilla on Oct 24, 2018

Automation can be an intimidating subject.

Relays, switches, transmitters, panels, cables, PROFINET, Modbus, HMIs, PLCs

PLC-Who? And industry standards? Don't get me started.

Let's leave this subject to the "Sparkies" - Right?

But, let's rewind.

The reality is that automation is the future, and the future is now. Thanks in part to system integration, automation has become common place for industry.

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