Whether you're in the pre-build phase of constructing a plant or considering updating your factory, it's important to take into account how you manage these steps. One important way to achieve this is with the help of systems engineering. But it's critical to understand what systems engineering involves before committing to any major changes or projects. In this blog post, you'll discover what systems engineering is and how it can help you increase production and efficiency in your plant. Here's what you need to know
At our office in Eagan, MN, we have a team of Controls Engineers. These individuals work together on engineering larger control systems, taking pieces of the larger picture and building out their portion of the process before combining everything together at the end. These individuals also work independently of smaller systems, sometimes being the one person designing, programming, and implementing a new control system.
If you spend any amount of time around a facility’s control panels, you’ve probably seen a label that says UL508A on it. But depending on your background or role within that facility, you might not know what that stands for. Today, I’m covering what the UL508A Standard is, and what it means to be compliant with that standard.
Having industrial automation is an obvious must, but when it comes to counting the advantages, there’s a lot of grey area. And a big part of that grey area comes down to how well a facility’s automation is set up. Just because a facility has automation technology in place, that doesn’t mean it's good enough for their processes or their goals.
This article was originally published in Red Wing Republican Eagle on November 8th, 2018. The author is Steve Gardiner and the content has been republished in its entirety as it originally appeared. Images are copyright Steve Gardiner, RiverTown Multimedia.