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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February 16, 2016 10:30
ARISO from TE Connectivity provides a contactless connection system, perfect for applications in really demanding environments. In this blog, Connector Geek takes a look at this new product and discusses whether this is the beginning of the end of traditional connectors.
August 11, 2017 09:38
Connecting Servo Motor to Industry 4.0 – why TE Connectivity’s Motorman hybrid connector can be the next big thing
Motorman Is a hybrid connector, which combines power, signal and two data Ethernets.
Motorman Series Heavy Duty Power Connector Cable Seal...
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Mfr. Part No. 2120337-1
TE Connectivity Ariso Series, Contactless Connector...
Brand TE Connectivity
Mfr. Part No. 2287598-1
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