Automation Outlook 2006

Felton, Bob
January 2006
InTech;Jan2006, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p14
The article presents an outlook for the automation industry for 2006. The response of the consulting industry to the problem of increasing energy costs has been beneficial for the automation industry. Emerson Process Management and Honeywell are two consulting firms that enjoy rapid growth of their services and product sales, as companies seek assistance on matters such as analyses of current operations and recommendations for retrofitting. It is also possible for engineers to focus on automation, as students outside the developing nations begin to be interested in careers in science and engineering.


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