Tag Archives: industry 4.0

Navigation by light: research project demonstrates the possibilities for light-based positioning in industrial applications

In a German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) joint project, OSRAM, Götting, KEB Automation and Fraunhofer IEM have researched the possibilities of light-based positioning, particularly for use in industrial applications. At the end of the project, the team came to a promising conclusion: navigating by light is practical, …

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SICK’s Opens Doors of its Industry 4.0 Smart Factory to PPMA Visitors

SICK is inviting PPMA Total Show visitors to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into its pioneering new Industry 4.0 smart sensor production facility in Freiburg, Southern Germany. It is the first time the doors of SICK’s 4.0 Now factory have been opened to UK industry, since full-scale, high-volume production of …

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Smart factories just got a whole lot smarter, and it’s about time…

As Industry 4.0 drives the adoption of cutting-edge machines, robots and sensors in manufacturing, network technologies that facilitate their communications to create an interconnected smart factory become even more crucial. Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) offers a key tool to futureproof industrial Ethernet for the Factories of the Future. John Browett, general manager …

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Schneider Electric’s Batam Smart Factory recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

Schneider Electric has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum at its 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC). The Batam site is the third of the company’s factories to receive this recognition, joining its Le Vaudreuil …

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Converging at the Edge

Should we be happy to embrace edge computing so soon after we got used to the cloud, IoT, Industry 4.0 etc…? The benefits of taking the large amount of repetitive data created by machines and automated systems and processing it locally are huge. Edge computing takes the pressure off existing networks, …

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Industry 4.0 manufacturing

The new 250 million-euro Rittal plant in Haiger embraces the principles of Industry 4.0. It represents the company’s largest-ever single investment, enabling them to establish the world’s most advanced manufacturing facility for its new compact and small enclosures. The plant’s highly automated production processes – working in conjunction with the …

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Sensor City influence shows no signs of slowing

Global innovation hub Sensor City is positioning Liverpool City Region as an international leader in Industry 4.0 with a cohort of new tenants. The latest organisations to call Sensor City home are, Visual5d (V5D), Render Nation, Nova, Pulse Systems, Sensicon and Aerodrums.  Having worked with construction giants Kier, Balfour Beattie, Morgan Sindall and Laing O’Rourke, V5D is …

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Industrial networks open up to the future

The Factory of the Future – taking into account Industry 4.0 – is loaded with sensors and devices that record real-time processes and statuses across the factory floor. A fast, efficient and reliable industrial network is key to successfully sharing and utilising the data being generated. The network architecture should …

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Ultimate guide: Everything you need to know about Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the world as we know it. But what exactly is industry 4.0? What technologies does it use? In this article, Anna Kucirkova discusses everything you need to know. In the late 19th century, the world was transformed by the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of the steam engine. …

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Senseye’s top five manufacturing predictions for 2019

In this article, Simon Kampa, CEO of Senseye, explores five major trends that will affect the manufacturing industry in 2019, including servitisation, the cloud and machine-learning algorithms. 2019 marks an inflection point in the maturity of Industry 4.0 and the application of real-world predictive maintenance as companies move from pilots …

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