A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark. ARC has conducted numerous best practice surveys over the past thirty years and has developed best practices for a large number of topics of interest to industry executives.

European Automation Champions

There is a small group of truly global European Automation Champions, in-cluding Siemens, ABB, Schneider Electric, SAP, Dassault Systèmes, SEW Eurodrive, and Danfoss. What makes the European market so special is the large share of equally innovative subject matter experts (SMEs), which are often leading technology providers in their markets.

PLCnext and Open Automation

PLCnext from Phoenix Contact is an automation and IoT product line combining an open real-time control platform, a Linux software development and execution environment, automation engineering software, and cloud integration. So, where is the connection with PLCnext and Open Automation

Beyond EAM

Expectations for EAM systems have heightened over the past decade, particularly during the past few years. As maintenance management processes become more sophisticated, connectivity and interoperability are increasing visibility into the condition of critical equipment and systems.