Experts from Inductive Automation and Grantek Discuss the Increasing Overlap Between SCADA and MES

August 12, 2021

Automation World Magazine

The August 2021 issue of Automation World Magazine features an article on the increasing overlap between SCADA and MES. This article, titled: “Will the Future of MES and SCADA Be More Closely Mixed?”, includes quotes from Sam Russem, Grantek’s Sr. Director of Smart Manufacturing Solutions. Sam joined experts from Inductive Automation to share insights and expertise in this article.

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“It can simplify the experience for operators and everyday users of the systems,” says Russem, explaining that, oftentimes, line operators in charge of running equipment need to interact with the production scheduling system to determine specific recipe instructions or tap into data that can help address equipment alarms. “In older systems, the scheduling happens in MES and the control of equipment in SCADA,” he adds. “The idea of having all that information presented to one person who needs it through a single interface makes the experience smoother.”
– Automation World Magazine, August 2021

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