Process Automation and the IoT: Yokogawa’s VigilantPlant Approach to the Connected Industrial Enterprise

PAUL MILLER AND LARRY O’BRIEN | March 1, 2016

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Yokogawa offers a variety of well-proven local and remote engineering services, performance services, asset management, and other services that span both the upfront (capex) phases of a project and the much longer (opex) post-installation operations and maintenance project phase. The company’s various service capabilities – up to an including providing comprehensive main automation contractor (MAC) services - can both contribute to and benefit from IIoT implementations. Good upfront engineering provides the foundation for any industrial automation solution, and IIoT-enabled remote engineering and FAT services can help compress project schedules and reduce costs. Remote performance services, that both support and are enhanced by IIoT solutions, can help industrial organization improve performance at the unit, plant, and enterprise levels.

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