Technology is evolving faster than the industrial market can keep up with. Industry 4.0, digital factories , smart components, incorporating cyber-physical systems, big data collection across multiple geographic locations, remote monitoring and maintenance – all serve to improve process speed, reach higher efficiency and finally deliver better products and services to customers.
However, adapting an existing plant to incorporate these technologies is not painless: the change can often be very complex and expensive, full of hidden costs that arise during project execution. To minimize costs and downtime, plants require a step by step process, integrating new systems and components with existing ones – that are often still performing well despite their age.
System integration is the key to the successful migration of an older plant towards a digital future.