Much of America’s electrical infrastructure is aging toward obsolescence. In fact, $65 billion worth of legacy automation systems are reaching end of life, according to a 2011 ARC Strategy Report.
Take a sip of your coffee and let that information roll around in your mind for a minute.
The thought process of many plant managers is to maximize the use of existing equipment before beginning to invest in new technologies. The problem, although they may still be working, is that these conventional machines or control systems often don’t meet new technology standards. Upgrades are inevitable. The question is, do you have a plan for upgrading your equipment?
We created this infographic to highlight several devices you may be relying on every day that are approaching end of life or obsolete.
We recommend you share it. It’s an effective reminder of the importance of modernization.
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