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Process skid standardization: What manufacturers want

Manufacturers want easy skid integration with their plant-wide control systems.

By Dan Hebert, PE, senior technical editor
Jun 22, 2015

OEM skid builders keep costs down by using the same automation system time after time. But purchasers want every skid they buy, regardless of the supplier, to have an automation system compatible with their plant-wide control system. This conflict is not new, but open systems and standards often provide a solution.

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