Manufacturers looking for ease of maintenance, upgradability and employing the IIOT (Industrial Internet of things) will need to upgrade to Ethernet/IP networks to ensure their equipment will be viable into the future and capable of taking advantage of the next generation of industrial control.
The strongest companies in any industry achieve their objectives by defining the “criteria for success” before initiating any project or endeavor. Many companies define “success” in terms of scope, schedule, budget, and quality. Others define it in terms of “significant value” for the organization upon project completion. At JCS, we respect both definitions recognizing that “significant value” may include: lower cost of ownership, reduced downtime, maximized product yields, and/or increased efficiencies. Proper control of project scope, schedule, budget, and quality are key in achieving the desired significant value.