‘Tis the season that everyone makes predictions for the year to come. The Automationer, being on the forefront of industrial automation, and not wanting to be left out, makes these bold predictions for 2019. We look forward to gloating about how right we were at this time next year.
2019 will start on January 1, and end on December 31
It’s hard to predict exactly when the new year will begin and end, but The Automationer feels that it will start on January 1st.
Ethernet will continue to be popular
The Automationer predicts that Ethernet will still be used on the plant floor in 2019.
Major manufacturers will continue to sell the future
Major industrial automation manufacturers will continue to talk about futuristic concepts, such as AR, and digital twins, that no real-world user has any plans to implement within their facilities.
Your software will be outdated in 2019
At some point in 2019, that software package you are using will become a version behind.
Industrial robots will not overthrow their human operators
Contrary to predictions being made by other automation news outlets and industry experts, The Automationer boldly predicts that industrial robots will not rise up and overthrow humans in 2019.
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