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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March 29, 2017 13:52
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0 – call it what you will – is moving swiftly into the fourth industrial revolution. Today’s mainstay of industrial automation, the programmable logic controller, is set for some major changes.
February 13, 2017 09:26
Industrial Wireless Systems offer more cost effective solutions and increase application possibilities. This article looks at existing challenges and the wireless solution.
January 13, 2017 08:52
QUINT4 is not just another power supply, but provides innovative features which make the range outstanding in the market. Users can configure a QUINT4 PSU on a mobile or a PC and upload the settings via NFC onto the PSU.
November 25, 2016 16:18
Industry 4.0 requires repeatability, flexibility and reduced downtime from machinery to the shop floor.
November 25, 2016 09:27
Industry 4.0 is a hot topic, so it’s time to look at how we can integrate Industry 4.0 technologies across machinery, shop floor, and building management systems.
August 4, 2016 08:54
Industry 4.0 starts from device level components
August 1, 2016 10:54
The terms Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have different origins but they are both based on the same product technologies and applications.
March 4, 2016 08:07
The intelligent production of tomorrow with Phoenix Contact Phoenix Contact is considered to be one of the most innovative global manufacturers of automation products and technology.
February 11, 2016 16:03
Industrial automation systems and IT infrastructures are complex and expensive assets. When new technologies become available, engineers cannot simply uproot existing systems and start all over again.
February 3, 2016 13:18
Groov allows to build your own mobile operator interface, so you can securely monitor and control just about any automation system and equipment. It works on any modern smartphone, tablet, HDTV and computer with a modern web browser.