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The End of the Automation Pyramid

With structures over four thousand years old, Egypt boasts some of the oldest pyramids in existence. However, the history of automation’s pyramid, a diagram representing the integration of technologies, dwarfs in comparison. Could this engineering concept be coming to an end?

As a pictorial example of the different levels of automation in a factory, the automation pyramid has long been used as a visual aid to understand how layers of technology communicate.

Starting from process and field levels and working up to the corporate level of manufacturing processes, the traditional pyramid illustrates how devices, actuators, and sensors on the factory floor are distinctly separate from other areas such as process control, supervisory networks, and enterprise systems.

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Stefan Reuther is an Industrial Engineer and holds a degree in Law and Economics from the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been part of the Executive Board and Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA in Salzburg. He is in charge of sales and business development for the entire COPA-DATA group. His extensive experience in industrial automation, strategic management, and law helps him ensure the company meets its target growth trajectory.
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