Publication: Smart Industry
Title: Age of Instrumentation & better manufacturing
Author: Mark Herring
Abstract: In this article published by Smart Industry, InfluxData CMO Mark Herring discusses how the Age of Instrumentation is making it easier to work smarter, not harder, through the use of technology. He covers some of the implications of this era on manufacturing. He notes how the “placement of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or remote terminal units (RTUs) on practically every available surface in manufacturing—from machines to sensors—is a reality today” and how “in the virtual world, instrumentation can monitor and control the manufacturing software that drives business processes.” Then he identifies the technical imperatives to follow as organizations instrument their physical and virtual worlds.