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Perspective: Top 10 Industrial Automation Trends for 2016

By AutomationDirect.com blog

Jan 11, 2016

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Here’s our annual list of Top Ten Trends, with six new items for 2016 in areas ranging from data visualization to 3D printing. Four holdovers remain from 2015, with each gathering steam and media coverage:

New for 2016:
1. Data visualization for analysis
2. Electric drive trains
3. Cheap oil and natural gas
4. 3D printing
5. Ethernet instruments and sensors
6. Software as a service (SaaS)

Still hot from 2015:
7. Online learning
8. Remote access
9. Buying online
10 Wireless sensors

Read more on each trend, including relevant media coverage.