A new look at industiral automation systems

The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) allows many traditional notions associated with industrial automation systems to be reconsidered. One of the traditional constructs requiring a new perspective is the topology of industrial automation systems. Traditional topologies were based on technological considerations and, as such, did not easily map to plant architectures.

This paper analyses the benefits of new topologies that align perfectly with inherent industrial technologies, which are made possible through the adoption of IIoT.