A modern factory is a far cry from Henry Ford’s 1913 assembly line. That plant revolutionized manufacturing, but the introduction of industrial computing in the 1950s marked the beginning of electronics on the shop floor. Those initial innovations led straight to the factory of today, with advanced robotics, high-speed networks, real-time control, and thousands of intelligent nodes to monitor and report on every aspect of manufacturing operations.
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