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What's trending in the world of digitalization and automation? The COPA-DATA blog about the fusion of OT and IT with zenon.

    Load flow analysis for substation management

    By Jürgen Resch

    Jürgen Resch, Industry Manager for Energy and Infrastructure explains why load flow data is key for grid operations.

    Compensating volatile supply from renewable sources

    By Stefan Hufnagl

    Stefan Hufnagl explains why using batteries to store energy on a large scale could help create a more economic and environmentally friendly energy grid.

    What other industries can learn from pharmaceutical manufacturing

    By Alexandra Hughes

    Alexandra Hughes discusses what other industries can learn from how pharmaceutical manufacturers ensure compliance and quality with a data driven approach.

    If you can’t think outside of the box — get rid of the box

    By Stefan Reuther

    Stefan Reuther explains how a software-based approach can eliminate manufacturers‘ dependency on hardware, in light of lengthy PLC lead-times.

    Paving the last mile between the shop floor and MES

    By Giuseppe Menin

    Giuseppe Menin discusses the benefits of linking shopfloor machinery to a manufacturing execution system for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Optimised production for pharmaceutical waste reduction

    By Alexandra Hughes

    Alexandra Hughes explains how pharmaceutical manufacturers can use automation to improve production line processes with sustainability in mind.

    Tackle the Future Challenges of Fabrication and Assembly

    By Thomas Feßl

    How implementing a line execution system can help to tackle some of the major challenges involved in production line manufacturing.

    Standardising data collection in breweries

    By Martyn Williams

    Martyn Williams argues the case for cross-facility digitalisation in the brewing industry, and how data collection in breweries is vital for this process.

    Cybersecurity measures

    By Reinhard Mayr

    Reinhard Mayr explains why a secure web gateway is crucial for industry to combat rising cyber threats.

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