Integration Objects’ white papers provide understanding and insight into common industry issues and describe our cutting-edge solutions.
Everything you need to know about IT/OT Convergence
IT OT convergence is catalyzed by advances in technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), Big Data analytics and machine-to-machine communication. IoT includes an assortment of sensors that can gather real-world conditions (temperature, pressure, chemical compositions) and an array of actuators capable of translating digital commands and instructions into physical actions (controlling valves, moving […]
Improving Manufacturing Production and Reliability
Correcting problems in manufacturing operations can be exceedingly complex. Take product quality issues, for example. So many variables, even seemingly minor ones, can have a direct effect on quality. Experienced operators understand that symptoms signifying a problem, such as temperature fluctuations, are often linked to multiple underlying root causes. Yet, many organizations still rely on […]
An Innovative Approach of How to Maximize the Efficiency of your Plant Assets
With the increasing market competiveness, the complexity of some of the plant assets, the cost of their maintenance and their direct impact on production, the need to maximize asset availability while managing their efficiency and performance is no longer an option. Effective operations management starts by an effective asset management. Asset management is a systematic […]
Achieve the best performance during abnormal conditions
Abnormal conditions (process disturbances or operations that deviate from optimal performance) in plant environments that are not resolved quickly can definitively lead to incidents resulting in economic loss along with safety and environmental issues.
The power derived from automated root cause analysis
Plants and factories today are growing increasingly larger and more complicated. Because of these complexities, operators are easily overloaded from analyzing and searching large amounts of information to determine the root cause of problems.
Capturing and Sharing Operational Knowledge
Operators today are overloaded with complexity. Multiple applications monitoring countless systems and an ever-increasing number of alarms are extremely stressful. Adding to the stress are the continuous departures of experts from the industry.
Improve process performance using an innovative approach
Companies, over the past decades, have invested heavily in industrial automation. In 1991 alone, $40 billion was invested in U.S. industrial automation. As a result, an enormous quantity of data has been and is currently being accumulated, analyzed.
Open Architectures to Improve Plant Visibility and Performance
This paper discusses some of the options available for integrating automation islands and for distributing information at any level in the organization. In particular, two main players in the system integration arena will be examined […]
Industrial Network Security with OPC Tunneling
The question of whether to integrate between process controls, the plant-level and enterprise systems is no longer a question up for debate if manufacturing and energy companies want to remain competitive. However, the sharing of process information within and between networks must be done in a way that aligns with the overall security policies