In a recent 2-part Digitalization series for Food Engineering Magazine, Scott McCausland, Digitalization Services Manager, offered his expertise on planning for digitalization in manufacturing plants.
This two-part series takes the reader through the process of becoming a digitalized plant with experts weighing in on how to best navigate the journey.
Part of that journey is a solid assessment of the network environment. That will allow a processor to see any deficiencies and formulate a plan to move forward, says Scott McCausland, “Just because equipment is ‘old’ doesn’t mean it isn’t capable of acting as support to reach a goal. In general, a robust network infrastructure is required.”
Scott later discusses that some machine builders, such as Krones, have already provided a solution that allows the addition of new sensors and data aggregators without touching the original legacy machine. PDA is the North American integration arm for Krones’ Syskron.
Read PART ONE HERE.
Read PART TWO HERE.
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