With further advances in digitalization and ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), the process industries are gradually moving from “automated” to “autonomous” operations. Operational and business success requires increased safety, reliability and efficiency, plus the flexibility to adapt to market innovations and pressures. Technology is providing a timely response to industry needs - including the desire for preparedness and resilience - and industrial autonomy is the thoroughfare to this next level of performance. Autonomous operations is about leveraging technology to improve performance. It means improving production, throughput, yield, reliability, and efficiency by making better use of process data.
Let’s talk about the journey toward industrial autonomy and discuss the vision of the autonomous plant.