This is part 1 of a 3-part series on automation on the food and beverage plant floor. Automation, in the most fundamental sense, means using brains instead of brawn.As it becomes more sophisticated, automation means giving machines their own “brains,” as well as the senses, muscles and underlying nervous system that allows automated decision-making to be carried out correctly, efficiently and repeatably.Coordinating and controlling food and beverage plant operations, across both the plant floor and the entire enterprise, is the ultimate way to get the most out of automation. As operations technology (OT) increases in reach and sophistication, it gives the food…Full Story
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