How to Integrate Multigenerational Automation Systems

by Bill Fester on June 3, 2015

in DCS, Pharmaceutical, Systems

Improving legacy automation systems can present a variety of challenges

Process manufacturing plants are famous, some would say notorious, for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated networks up and running for decades. Some estimates suggest that easily half of the automation systems controlling North American plants have parts that are at least 20 years old — and 30-year-old systems aren’t rare either.

By Chad Harper, senior director technology, MAVERICK Technologies


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