At the wake of new technologies such as IoT, AI, and others, the SCADA capabilities in terms of power generation, fabrication, and refining manufacturing and operation processes has undergone drastic shifts. Empowered by the premium technologies, revamped SCADA offers web-based deployment, unlimited licensing, security and stability, real-time control and monitoring, and easy expandability. Pipeline operators and SCADA professionals are resorting to IoT and cloud computing capabilities to build effective communication channels, encourage feedbacks on success/failure, evaluate the progress, and finally leverage a culture plan to bolster the operation. Massive adoption of AI in SCADA has opened doors for automation and also enhances the repeatability of processes. Furthermore, the integration of predictive–modeling, forecasting, optimization–and statistical analysis in the SCADA software has made it easier to identify and predict possible errors, mitigate issues of faulty alarms, and eventually enhance the production efficiency. Additionally, use of Programmable Automation Controllers has enabled companies to remove the time-consuming coding lines of C, C++, and C# and add flexibility to their processes. Besides, ladder logic programs are proving beneficial as it limits a manufacturer to a single suite of products.
In the wake of such drastic transitions, we have compiled this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights in order to assist organizations in the task of finding accomplished consultancy/service companies to help them navigate the SCADA technology realm. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 SCADA consulting/service companies in 2020 to highlight the enterprises that can escalate the chances of your growth. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these enlisted consulting/services companies are transforming the SCADA paradigm at the cloverleaf of various disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine comprises insights from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs in the SCADA sector on the latest industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and highlights their expertise. We hope this issue of Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your organization need to foster an environment driven by robust and efficient technology.
We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights’ “Top 10 SCADA Consulting/Services Companies - 2020”