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Shifting from Sense and Alert to Sense and Control

Posted March 17, 2014 12:01 PM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Constantly pressed to raise efficiencies, food and beverage companies often turn to Enterprise Resource Planning and other "sense and alert" management tools. Now, says Frost & Sullivan, the trend is shifting to "sense and control" technologies. Forecasting a growing market for advanced industrial controllers, the market research firm says manufacturers are using programmed devices and networked, centralized controllers to take automatic action, not waiting on human operator intervention. The ability to adjust operations in real time, says the firm, drives today's business improvement initiatives.


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