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Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is defined as the automation and data exchange within manufacturing and industrial technologies.

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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Industry 4.0

August 7, 2019 08:13

WNIE TV at WNIE Live 2019 – We want you!

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

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August 6, 2019 07:33

Planning for the future and beyond

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.

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July 25, 2019 11:39

Contamination alarms for Inductive proximity sensors

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.

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July 10, 2019 13:49

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 4

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.

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July 8, 2019 12:27

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 3

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 3: The Python Program

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July 8, 2019 12:27

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 2

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 2: Installing libraries and tools

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July 4, 2019 08:20

PYTHON – Let the „Monty-language” enter Automation: Part 1

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 1: Introduction and hardware setup

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June 17, 2019 09:32

Successfully integrating Radio into your Application

When designing with RF, there are many barriers that can get in the way of completing a final product. Below, are solutions to a few popular applications to make light work of the design task.

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June 6, 2019 15:48

Classical Automation enters Alien World of IT: Part 4

Now that we have had a closer look at the very technical differences between classical automation and IT in parts one to three, I like to share some thoughts about different business attitudes of both fields in this last part of the series.

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May 31, 2019 10:10

Classical Automation enters Alien World of IT: Part 3

In this series of articles, I will explain the core differences between automation and IT in a nutshell. Part 3 introduces the diverse perspectives of safety and security and why IIoT needs to consolidate both.

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May 14, 2019 07:27

Edge processing - how to connect and collect industrial sensor data

Industrial Pi-based Controller from Brainboxes is a smarter way to connect and collect data from sensors in an industrial environment. The BB-400 can sense, sort and send your machine data to minimise downtime.

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May 2, 2019 11:48

Classical Automation enters Alien World of IT: Part 2

In this series of articles, I will explain the core differences between automation and IT in a nutshell. Part 2 compares classical field busses with typical internet protocols.

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