Mike Granby

Mike Granby

Mike Granby is President of Red Lion Controls. You can reach him at 717-767-6511 or [email protected].

Stories by Mike Granby

Making the “Connected Factory” a Reality

The factory of the future will still have PLCs and HMI panels, but someone half a world away will likely be monitoring and controlling them. That person may be sitting at a desk watching over a global network of facilities or checking the latest production statistics from a smartphone. Either way, the vision of the "Connected Factory" is evolving from concept to reality, as the explosive growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, mobile devices in the enterprise, and wireless data traffic shows.