Legacy Migration on a Fast Track Schedule

With many millions of dollars of obsolete control systems still in operation in mills and plants across the county, the following situation may be more common than people are willing to admit. A 40+-year-old ductile pipe mill had a control system for their annealing operations based on a platform of disparate and obsolete PLCs. The…

7 Steps to Gird Yourself Against Ransomware

(Editor’s Note: The following was originally published by Smart Manufacturing magazine-www.SME.org/smart-and is republished here with their permission.) Twenty seconds passed as my computer screen showed a steady stream of system files being locked, one by one. An employee had called and requested help because he couldn’t seem to access a file he needed. I discovered,…