Top 50 Automation Companies of 2021: Green Muscles In The top 50 global and North American automation suppliers 2022 fend off recession with sustainability and digitalization

The automation marketplace proved its resilience again in 2021 and returned to pre-pandemic levels. Despite advances in project engineering that reduced cycle times, automation projects in general are still long-cycle projects, and the overall market for systems took longer to recover than some of the more product-oriented and discrete automation businesses. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and maintenance business recovers before the project business.

 

Live from Automation Fair 2022

Sustainability, digital transformation and flexible manufacturing will shape the process industries’ investments for many years to come, according to a panel of industry experts who kicked off the Process Solutions Users Group in this week’s run up to Automation Fair 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Ulrich Hempen, Vice President Business Unit Solutions at WAGO, on the transformation of the energy system and grid stability

Low-voltage grids, which are connected to decentralized PV systems, heat pumps, charging stations or even entire microgrids, hold great potential for the future. However, a lack of digitalization means operators have been flying blind when it comes to this grid level. We spoke to Ulrich Hempen, Vice President Business Unit Solutions at WAGO Kontakttechnik, about how to better monitor and regulate the grid and protect it from cyberattacks.