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System Integration

January 17, 2018

#1 Learning Event of the Year – Automation Fair 2018

Save the Date! Every November thousands of experts, vendors and business owners from across the country come together to showcase and experience the newest innovations in […]
November 30, 2017

Automation Fair 2017 – What’s New for OEMs and SIs

Automation Fair never ceases to be a whirlwind of technology and ideas and this year was no different.  There were key themes that I think would […]
October 30, 2017

Quantified benefits of Industrial Internet of Things implementations

Implementations of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architectures and the benefits of digital manufacturing deliver real benefits, including 48% less downtime, 49% fewer defects, and 23% […]
September 30, 2017

VMware & Virtualization – Part 2

I previously wrote about the use of VMware on a desktop/workstation environment – a scenario commonly known as a ‘Type 2’ or ‘Hosted’ hypervisor. This is a […]
August 16, 2017

VMware & Virtualization – Part 1

As a former IT Professional now in the Automation/OT world, I have been using some form of VMware since about 2007 – be it VMware Workstation […]
August 2, 2017

Layering Network Security Management Solutions on an Industrial Network

We at Rumsey are excited about our new relationship with Tripwire. Why is that you may ask?  Because it has the ability to bring you the […]
June 28, 2017

Four Things to Remember about DCS Migrations

Plant and operations managers don’t wake up one day and realize their distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) may be approaching obsolescence and […]
June 21, 2017

Machine Safety Lifecycle… Achieving a Safe & Productive Workplace

From a purely functional point of view the more efficiently a machine performs its task of processing material then the better it is.  But, in order […]
June 16, 2017

Sensors 101: Control system inputs

Most engineers who specify equipment think of sensors as discrete or analog devices, proxies or photoelectrics, flow or pressure sensors, thermocouples and the like. If asked […]