Tag Archives: industry 4.0

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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ABB drives standard for automation and future-proofed IIoT architectures

Just as HTML spurred growth of the Web, the new Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) interoperability standard will enable industrial players to unlock the full potential of Industry 4.0. In an announcement published by the OPC Foundation, the organisation states its vision of becoming the worldwide industrial interoperability …

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Machine Tool 4.0 – turning vision into reality

As a global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler is digitally transforming its entire business, which involves the integration of its mechatronics components, systems and machines into the rapidly expanding world of the ‘Internet of Things’. Through its Machine Tool 4.0 project, Schaeffler wants to demonstrate that Industry 4.0 is not …

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Industry 4.0 and the regulation of artificial intelligence

In this article, Oliver Rickett, solicitor, and Caroline Churchill, partner, at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, discuss regulation, AI and Industry 4.0. “Everything is true… everything anybody has ever thought.” – Philip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep It is impossible to escape from the fact that technology, and …

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Manufacturing industry is at risk of increased cyberattacks due to IIoT devices and Industry 4.0 initiatives

Vectra has announced that the manufacturing industry exhibits higher-than-normal rates of cyberattack-related reconnaissance and lateral movement activity. This is due to the rapid convergence of enterprise information technology and operational technology networks in manufacturing organisations. As part of key findings in the new 2018 Spotlight Report on Manufacturing, Vectra revealed …

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