Smart manufacturing and smart factories rely on the building blocks of Industry 4.0, namely the internet of things and cloud computing, which allow machines, sensors and people to connect and communicate with each other in real time
Big data brings opportunities for more human-machine interactions, leading to business intelligence and analytic capabilities powering instructions to the physical world through networks of intelligent devices. With this industrial connectivity, we see the supply chain talking to the production line, manufacturing becomes more versatile, production leaner, maintenance more efficient and running costs lower. Stay tuned to this hub for all posts and content relating to Industry 4.0.
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could you please explain what specifically you are asking about when using the term "industry 4"? Leonie has given you a link to several wireless IoT technologies. But industry 4.0 is generally...
Hi Mark, I know this is IoT more than IIoT, but it might give you a starting point: https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/eleven-internet-of-things-iot-protocols-you-need-to-know-about You could also check...
@PeterTecks DesignSpark moderator here. We've been back through all comments and can only find one deleted comment - which was a test comment as Sven Sager was unable to post his comment due to some code...
Why have most of the comments dissapeared on this article series? There was useful information in several comments that I came back to refer to and it's disappeared.
Hope you've got this right: This is a demonstrator, not an example for a typical real application and not a DIY project ;-)
In my next series of articles, I will show a more...
Single pair ethernet, or SPE for short, connects the IP20 world of the enterprise and operating level with the IP6x world of the control and field level using a single pair of wires thus reducing space and weight.
Join TE Connectivity to learn which new types of connectivity are vital to IIoT and why sensors are vital to the next generation of data-driven technology.
Pi’s GPIO pins are designed for driving low current devices such as LEDs, so is it possible to connect to the I/O necessary for industrial environments?
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The connected smart factory delivers value streams in terms of data and process flow efficiency. Ind 4.0 is reliant on access to real-time quality data, transferring this from factory floor to the enterprise layer is where TE Connectivity comes in.
Brainboxes BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller plus ED-538 I/O module, together with PanelPilotACE, form the heart of demonstrator units that showcase industrial products.
Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) will be a key technology in shaping the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Manufacturers will require high data streams and the T1 Industrial from HARTING allows them to bring Ethernet from the cloud to every sensor.
Setting up the Brainboxes BB-400 and using Postman to control I/O.
WNIE TV will be central to the discussion at WNIE Live 2019, with a programme of round tables that provide a unique opportunity to hear topic-specific views from industry’s thought-leaders and innovators regarding the industry’s latest trends
The manufacturing industry is going through a massive digital transformation, but how are companies keeping up with the changes? Here is what TE Connectivity is doing to play a part in driving the potential for industry to benefit.
Even the simple inductive proximity sensor is becoming smart. This short video shows how the extra data we now get from a SICK IMC inductive sensor can prevent unplanned downtime due to contamination.
This four-part article describes a PID temperature controller built with Revolution Pi and programmed in PYTHON. It takes just view lines of code to realize an industrial-grade controller. This is part 4: MQTT and Node-Red UI.