Author Archives: Pat Lafferty

What Is Device Enablement?

Every factory floor is lined with various devices, from sensors and actuators to motor drives [...]

Bridges and Gateways and Switches, Oh My!

In the world of industrial networking, there are a variety of devices that can be [...]

Are Trade Organizations Right for You?

As you well-know, the industrial automation industry is an ever-evolving field that is constantly changing [...]

A.I. Content in the I.A. World

Industrial automation (I.A.) is a complex and rapidly evolving field, and as such, the demand [...]

The Benefits of High-Tech Training for People in Non-Tech Positions

In today’s digitally driven world, high-tech skills have become essential for all people in all [...]

A Refresher Course on OSI & TCP/IP

EtherNet/IP. PROFINET. Modbus. MQTT. OPC UA. We spend so much time and energy talking about [...]

PLCs v PACs v IPCs

In the world of industrial automation, the terms PLC, PAC and IPC get thrown around [...]

Why Partner with an Expert in Data Movement?

Revenue drives business. In the industrial manufacturing space, revenue growth comes down to reducing waste [...]