Operational Technology Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Oct
18
2019
Tim Shea — Industry Trends

Digitally Enabled Compressor Monitoring & Controls Empower Operators for the Better

ARC believes that IIoT-enabled rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines and pumps, represent the “lowest hanging fruit” for operators and end users for which them to benefit from the most.  To further test this hypothesis, ARC recently completed a market analysis report on compressor monitoring & controls covering axial, centrifugal, reciprocating and rotary system types. 
Oct
14
2019
Mark Sen Gupta and Dick Hill — Industry Trends

Process Control Staffing for Digital Transformation

The process industries are challenged to continue to operate efficiently in an increasingly competitive environment.  Technology is rapidly changing – brought on in large part by the era of digital transformation.  Labor availability and skillset requirements are changing as well.  Process control staffing for digital transformation requirements and personnel skillsets have evolved over decades of iterations. 
Sep
19
2019
Florian Güldner and Allen Avery — Industry Trends

Technical Trends and the Bigger Picture with Megatrends

We often talk about technical trends, but what about the big picture? How do megatrends influence technological innovations, down to the smallest components?
Sep
12
2019
Stefan Miksch — Industry Trends

Machine Tools Industry – Development and Outlook

Recent years were favorable for machine tools industry shareholders, but circumstances changed drastically in the last quarters and threaten future development.
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