Based on the push driven by innovation and on what we have recently called Industry 4.0, control systems have increased the computational and functional capacity of remote devices, thus we are referring to process transmitter, remote devices, sensors or PLC.
The growth of these potential moves the decision-makers capabilities to the ends of the automation branches.
The independence and performances increase of the ends of the control chain has not limited the availability of the information reported to the supervising-central control brain for the report analysis.
Thanks to the solution presented at Save* - an advanced application of Condition Monitoring and control based on PLC architecture in a wind farm - ABB shown how the rising of penetration on high performances programmable systems enables more flexibility and saving, on running time.
In the logic of decentralized – independent- fast and flexible architecture, the increasing of the potential of the automation systems in the tomorrow industry is already in the present.
*SAVE - Conference and Exhibition on solutions and applications for automation, instrumentation, sensors is an event, now in its tenth edition, which combines an exhibition with vocational training for professional qualification. Save took place last October 20th in Verona, Italy.
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