What comes to mind when you hear the word “app”? WhatsApp? TikTok? Linked-in? Broadening our scope from these examples that deliver entertainment and connection, what can apps do for users in the process industries? Quite simply, an app is an application software that generates benefits for the user - on your mobile device, in the cloud or on a server 'under the desk'. Let’s take a look at three apps for process instrumentation, exploring their different approaches as well as their advantages.
Cloud-based, smart solutions deliver transparent, digital communication. ProMinent’s web-based platform ensures safe monitoring of system statuses and process data in the cloud from any location. This allows operators in various sectors to improve their process reliability and system efficiency.
HANNOVER MESSE 2022: Ensuring Security of Supply and Growth in a Dynamically Changing World, While Counteracting Climate Change
The topics to be discussed this year are more relevant than ever. Kay Petermann from IEN D-A-CH interviewed Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, on the comeback of the fair as a live event.
The world is going digital - this applies to our private lives as well as to large parts of our work. In the process industries, the focus is often on end-to-end digital engineering, the analysis of big data, or the utilization of legacy data. But in what way can digitalization change daily work routines and increase work efficiency? A practical example is provided by the specialty chemicals company Lanxess, which has abandoned the classic clipboard, thus demonstrating very clearly what digitalization actually means and what benefits it offers.
The modern employee increasingly works in an agile environment. This also includes the workplace. Here, access to all relevant information and data is necessary when working from home, in the office, in the factory or on the factory premises.
BASF is convinced of Ethernet-APL technology: it offers powerful and consistent digital communication in process automation from sensors to control levels. We talked to Andreas Ziegler, Automation Manager at BASF SE, about advantages and challenges.