Whether or not a new path is better is often decided only after it has been tread. Without new paths, however, there is no progress. This principle applies especially nowadays to the field of automation engineering, particularly in light of the much discussed innovative activities related to the terms “Cyber Physical Systems”, “Internet of Things”, and “Industry 4.0”. In spite of the hype surrounding these terms, there are in fact very concrete objectives out there whose purpose is to increase the efficiency, speed, flexibility, and safety of the process industry.
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