Voices: Automation Zone

Next-gen tools build needed skills

In this installment of Automation Zone, you have to use your resources more efficiently than ever – new testing tools can help.

By Jim Shields, product manager for the process calibration group, Fluke Corp.
Feb 21, 2019

While we hear a lot about the skills gap and the industrial internet of things (IIoT), often overlooked is the fact that testing and troubleshooting tools are evolving to improve maintenance workers’ efficiency and productivity. This trend is poised to help bridge the skills and experience gap and facilitate the onboarding and training of younger workers who are super-tech-savvy. Today’s testing tools are sophisticated yet easy to use and can enhance an IIoT strategy with automatic upload of data to the cloud.

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