Technologies tipping Industry 4.0

Science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury once said, ‘Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down.’ Though this is a truly inspiring thought, I’m not convinced that construction or even cognitive thought would be at the forefront of someone’s mind when faced with a precipice.

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Digital mobile maintenance: Reduce production line downtime and increase productivity using predictive maintenance

Digital mobile maintenance is a technique for quickly and easily making production process productivity improvements for minimal investment through the application of digitalisation as part of an Industry 4.0 plant implementation programme.

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Industry 4.0 – How to do it right

Since the term Industry 4.0 was coined in 2011, companies have been rushing to transform their organisations and get them ready for the next industrial revolution. We certainly see the movement gaining momentum, but the progress is very slow.

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Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?

You probably remember the Ancient Silk Road from geography and history lessons at school. And you may be wondering what this has to do with the Internet of Things. Well, grab a coffee says Jeremy Cowan, and settle back for a few minutes while I tell you about two delightfully wacky modern adventurers and their

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From production slumps to industrial espionage

The manufacturing sector must be better prepared for cyber attacks, says Mirko Brandner, of Arxan Technologies.

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Paessler’s PRTG makes Industry 4.0 a reality for coil form manufacturer Weisser

In Germany, Industry 4.0 – or the fourth industrial revolution – is one of the hot topics of the day. By connecting the virtual and the physical it promises to open up a whole new world of possibilities for manufacturers to do things better, faster and more efficiently.

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Smart manufacturing? All about an intelligent connected supply chain

As it stands, factories are dumb – or at least far less intelligent than current technology could actually make them. The current industrial production is inflexible and too expensive and a root cause is supply chain invisibility.

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Digital technology hits the Shop Floor in the 4th Industrial Revolution

“You have to go back to the dotcom boom to match the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) today.” So says Aidan Quilligan, global managing director at Accenture Industrial Software Solutions (AISS), presenting the Cambridge Wireless (CW) Prestigious Lecture, on The 4th Industrial Revolution – when Digital Technology meets the Shop Floor.

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Highly integrated micro PLC aims to enable ‘Factory of the Future’

Munich, Germany. February 10, 2015 – Industry 4.0 is creating new opportunities in the equipment market, as manufacturers transition from traditional programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to Micro PLCs and Embedded PLCs. 

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