At the annual ARC World Industry Forum, the factory automation industry saw some interesting changes that could be taking place in the near future.

  • Invensys now has some 600 smart devices accessing its systems via the cloud in 75 sites around the globe.
  • Inductive Automation announced its Module Marketplace where users can try out module apps, purchase them, and run them all without restarting the system.
  • GE also is launching its own web store for its own controller systems as well as a “build your product” guide to help figure out what you need in order to build the proper system for their products.

Read more about the automation developments here http://www.automationworld.com/consumer-technology-drives-automation