Last week was Rockwell Automation week. I have one more major manufacturer show for the year—Discover Madrid with Hewlett Packard Enterprise next week. I recorded a quick podcast recap of the week. I have so much material to digest, that I am still working through it. Three quick points: 1. There was no discussion of […]
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I was putting together this piece on mergers and acquisitions when I received word that Emerson had been in conversations to acquire Rockwell Automation. Final price was $27.5 billion. That wasn’t sweet enough. The Rockwell board turned it down. Note: I feel vindicated. I told an investment company once that they could never touch Rockwell […]
Part of the media / analyst program at Emerson Global User Exchange 2017 was a tour of a manufacturing facility and state-of-the-art (or beyond) training center. The Shakopee, MN facility includes final assembly of pressure sensors, product design (which we didn’t see), and an Interactive Plant Environment training center. The latter itself is a $10 […]
Remember the wireless wars of about 10 years ago? No? Good. But Emerson was the leader of the WirelessHART camp. One or two other companies led the ISA100 camp. The technologies are quite similar with just enough differences to make them incompatible. A movement to converge the standards faltered. Then the entire issue went away. […]
Dell EMS Internet of Things (IoT) group assembled a mini supply chain as its booth at the user conference Dell EMS World in Las Vegas in May. At the October Dell EMS World in Austin, these were put together as an ice cream factory and distribution, and the booth featured an ice cream machine. I […]
Emerson Automation (formerly Emerson Process Management) is the latest automation company to thoroughly exploit the Industrial Internet of Things as it unveiled its digital strategy and reinvigorated Plantweb architecture at Global Users Exchange 2016. Microsoft continues its deep penetration into industrial and manufacturing automation markets with a renewed commitment from Emerson. The companies announced at […]
Emerson Automation’s PlantWeb architecture has grown and morphed into a full blown Industrial Internet of Things platform. The redesigned and reinvigorated integrated architecture forms the foundation of Emerson’s new Operational Certainty initiative. This is the first of a few reports on the latest Emerson Automation news. Steve Sonnenberg, recently elevated into the role of Chairman […]
We toss the term thought leader around carelessly at times. In this case, it’s true. Terry Blevins is retiring this month from Emerson Process. He is a true thought leader in process control. He taught me a lot. I’m sure that he taught scores more much more. Check out his blog post.
I have resumed the Gary on Manufacturing podcasts that I’ve let lapse for a while. Still on iTunes or Kindle. More to come. This one reports on Emerson Exchange 2015. http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/Gary_on_Manufacturing_142.mp3
I have not done one of these in a long time. Maybe I’ll do some more multi-media work. This is a recap of the Emerson Exchange conference with emphasis on Project Certainty.