Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Dr. Martin is a recognized leader and innovator in the field of automation and control. He has been a practitioner in the field for over 37 years, has authored three books, coauthored two and has been a contributing author for three more, as well as publishing dozens of articles and papers in the field of automation and control. He holds or has pending multiple patents in the areas of real-time business measurement and control. He was recognized by Fortune as a Hero of U.S. Manufacturing, Intech as one of the Fifty Most Influential Innovators in Control, by Control as a member of the Automation Hall of Fame and received ISA’s Life Achievement Award. He has a BA and MS in Mathematics, an MA in Administration and Management, a PhD in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Masters and PhD in Biblical Studies.

IIoT-enabled Technology Ignites the Profit Engine of Industry

Industrial companies have been installing computer-based automation and control systems for decades. Unfortunately, most of the systems installed in industry have been significantly underutilized and are, therefore not generating the… Read more »

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A Profit Engine for your enterprise? It’s under control…

It may seem like an obvious statement, but technology can have a major impact on the profitability of a business. When the right technologies are applied in the right areas,… Read more »

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How Can We Make Automation Architectures fit Industry?

From the inception of the digital technology revolution, automation system architectures have been defined based on the constraints imposed by hardware, software, networking, power and cost imposed by the available… Read more »

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IIoT and Autonomous Industrial Assets

There is a direct analogy between emerging IoT enabled autonomous cars and the promise of IIoT enabled autonomous industrial assets. Real-time controls executing in IIoT enabled industrial automation platform will… Read more »

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IIoT Enables Real-Time Maintenance Control

Real-time process and logic control have been effectively applied across industrial operations to improve operational efficiency for decades. In fact, the application of real-time process and logic control for efficiency… Read more »

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If You Cannot “Control” it, Try to “Manage” it.

Unfortunately, the language we commonly use is semantically very imprecise. This imprecision reduces effective communication. For example, looking at most English language dictionaries it is difficult to distinguish between the… Read more »

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What is Really Going on in Industrial Automation?

In my 40 years working in industry and industrial automation I cannot recall a period in which there has been so much technological jargon. Almost every periodical, advertisement, blog, article,… Read more »

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Profitable Sustainability

There has been considerable fervor over the past decade with respect to environmental sustainability in industrial operations. Humanity requires the output of industry in order to meet its basic needs,… Read more »

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Why All the Focus on Energy?

There is no doubt that providing energy is important. But when I became an employee of Schneider Electric as the result of their acquisition of Invensys, it appeared to me… Read more »

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The Golden Age of Control

Real-time process control has been effectively applied across industrial operations to improve operational efficiency for decades. In fact, the application of real-time process control for efficiency improvement is so mature… Read more »

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