Operational Technologies (OT)
Next-generation solutions for the digital utility and mine of the future.
Operational technologies (OT) are hardware and software that detect or cause a change through the direct monitoring and control of physical devices, processes, and events in the enterprise. OT is the world of physical equipment- oriented technology that is traditionally developed, implemented and supported separately from IT groups. OT supports industrial automation processes through devices, sensors, and software that control and monitor the plant and equipment.
A smarter plant is coming
While industrial automation has delivered significant productivity over the last 30 years, the time is now for the next wave of technologies to drive improvements to a new level of performance.
Having a smarter plant offers many business benefits that can push plant performance to the optimum, greatly increasing operating margins while supporting safe and reliable operations. The result is significant improvements in productivity, reliability, and safety.
Having a smarter plant is now not just an idea. Optimizing plant operations is a mandate of the power and mining industry, driven by many factors, including the need to improve safety, increase productivity, boost margins, meet environmental mandates and manage knowledge, as well as address the impending skills crisis.
IT and OT: Converge and Conquer!
In the past, the management of industrial technologies was split across two camps: information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). IT worked from the top down, deploying and maintaining data-driven infrastructure whose focus was limited to the management side of the business. OT was built from the bottom up, starting with machinery, equipment, and assets and moving up to monitoring and control systems.
The IT and OT camps have traditionally kept within their own well-defined battery limits, collaborating around a precisely defined demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two. Then came smart machines, big data, and the Industrial Internet, and the worlds of IT and OT suddenly collided. Data, once the purview of IT, is now ubiquitous on the operations floor.
Keystone Controls- a foundation for success
Understanding the unique challenges and project goals of our client partners is our only priority. We help to navigate through this rapidly evolving technological landscape, steering our clients through their challenges and opportunities to reveal optimal strategies and solutions that secure their success.
Keystone’s extensive involvement in engineering and execution not only ensures that installation is carried out safely and efficiently, but also that support is available throughout every phase of the system life cycle, from design and implementation to asset management and long-term services.
To be our client’s single source control system guardian, we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure we’re able to support every automation platform, from every era. As a multi-vendor expert partner, we’re your on-demand, best in class control systems department.
Keystone Controls are your expert 3rd party partner for distributed control systems. Our multi-vendor independence means you always have someone to turn to for uncompromised advise and support.
Precise process visibility from human-machine interfaces built by experts in advanced mining and power processes.
Real-time SCADA operating systems that deliver clarity and empower successful decisions.