Big Questions as we Continue to Automate our Industries

Today, digital transformations align with the organic and celestial inter-connectivity of systems near and far.

Our bodies are created with microscopic complexities that the average person is rarely made aware exists. Even the experts that are battling the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic are zeroed into a specific area. Needless to say, the overall grandiose expanse of these complexities is sublime

As we gaze out on a clear evening, into the night’s sky, we are presented with a similar vast expanse of space and time. The space behind what we actually see whispers the secrets of the universe. The technological connections of our current digital revolutions are growingly comparable to these celestial and organic complexities.

The central nervous systems of today's industrial facilities are based upon the connections of the systems relaying information back to the hub, in order for the proper commands to be processed. In the past, these actions were performed by humans on the floor - but today these commands can now be completed seamlessly and safely through automation.

We are gradually becoming accustomed to these processes just happening before us, automatically. In reality, it’s only the integrators or specialists who could thoroughly explain to us how this is happening. Now that automation is here, how vast will these networks continue to expand? The experts will have a terrific idea about a specific area of study, and the process world will continue to transform.

Within the control centres of industry, fiber optic cables and ethernet lanes, display screens and the software that augments the data — where do the capabilities end?

It may appear that it's simply at the end of the cable; the linkages between the systems or equipment - but these boundaries will continue to fade as the interconnectivity of operating systems increase. As data is collected and the consumer begins to interact with and learn from it, more opportunities for their businesses will be derived from these automation advancements. In fact, we see this in restaurants, manufacturing, and the excavation of precious materials. As the integrators and facility managers add to these growing complexities, they will design equipment that continues the evolution of the workforce, therefore increasing productivity, fostering ideas, and challenging social discourse.

To think critically, learn from our mistakes, and strive to do better are all characteristics woven into the fabric of our beings. Within the chaos of our daily modern lives, we find ourselves pining for order - automating our industries and searching for answers within our business systems, all while navigating our inherited tendencies. We are replicating the very intricacies that we have observed for eons.

Consciously or not, we have been challenged by life’s big questions, and inevitably have attempted to gain understanding by mimicking these systems themselves.

While saying that, we also understand that all things are not made equal, and our experiences and paths often deviate due to these blessings or shortcomings. So, the question remains: can the systems that we use to transform our working processes permanently change how humans interact with machines and one another? The further we search and push the unknown, the more we will find the truth and shift our understanding.

In the grand scheme of the chaos, control is produced by the inter-connectivity of systemic parts - regardless of whether this is our central nervous system, or that of the mainframes of an industrial facility. It depends on the involved specialists and experts to truly understand how to keep our systems working as effectively as possible.

Regarding the workings of our celestial bodies, we are not those experts.

But when it comes to integrating SCADA and the control components into your facilities infrastructure, we can help.

Automate your processes with T&T Power Group and grow with us! 

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Posted by Reuben Siebenga | Feb 18, 2020 | Categories: Automation & Controls