Tag "Synaptic business automation"

How NOA can add value for process analytics

When it comes to NOA, there is much talk about leaving the classic automation pyramid and the resulting consequences, especially with regard to (data) security. There is no question that this must be ensured. Many initiatives are on their way. This blog article aims to show why these efforts are worthwhile. The PAT demonstrator, which was presented at the NAMUR Annual General Meeting in 2018, serves as an example here.

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Panta Rhei – everything flows

The world is changing and new trends, technologies and business models will always prevail. Or as Heraclitus said about 2500 years ago: “Panta Rhei – everything flows”. This statement is based on his recognition of the natural process of constant becoming and change. Now this phenomenon has also reached process automation. This has always been known as conservative and also as sluggish. At least as far as the fact of adapting new technologies is concerned. The process industry is also constantly confronted with new challenges and must exploit the opportunities provided by digitization. The process automation community is quite proud of clear structures that guarantee high availability and functional security. This refers to the automation pyramid (photo: NAMUR), which, despite all its advantages, is unfortunately the brake pad for the digital transformation of the process industry. Everything within the pyramid is structured. NAMUR’s proposal is now on the table with an open architecture that combines the availability and safety of the automation pyramid with the advantages of digital transformation. In short: the NAMUR open architecture (Photo: NAMUR), abbreviated NOA.

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Assistance systems – 4. Retain knowledge and “drive” safely

Today’s assistance systems are like an “electronic driving instructor” who – not only in tricky situations – always supports the user with his experience. With a view to the systems, they are driving assistance systems in the truest sense of the word.

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The Fascination of Sumo

Sumo wrestlers are not only very popular as Yokogawas giveaways in smaller versions. Even greater are the fascination and tradition around the big, lively role models of the small sumo dolls, which often enjoy star status especially in Yokogawa’s home country Japan. But where does the martial art with its big and heavy protagonists actually come from? And how did the innumerable ceremonies and traditions that go along with it come about?

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Full steam ahead into digitalisation

Full steam ahead into digitalisation: Just as older analogue model steam locomotives – i.e. brownfield models – can be operated digitally with appropriate retrofitting, proven analogue sensors and analysers can also be combined into one system with a data management system, which is used as a gateway, the worlds of analogue and digital systems.

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SBA, media and managing change

Whether media or automation – in both cases, it is about dealing with the digital transformation in order to be successful even in times of change. While the media landscape and the people around the world responded with different models and adaptations, among other things, in order to position themselves for the future, Yokogawa’s answer to the process industry is Synaptic Business Automation or SBA for short.

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