Is Industry 4.0 a Pipedream?

Google Trends data suggests that worldwide searches for 'Industry 4.0' have continually increased since the term was first coined. What's more interesting, is that the same data shows the term 'What is Industry 4.0?' is the most popular related query. Are you surprised?

How Is the IoT Changing Pumping Systems Today?

Most conversations around the industrial IoT focus on its applications in assembly lines or inventory management. By comparison, processes like water management fly under the radar, but they contain the same potential.

Retrofitting Legacy Equipment to Work Alongside New Technologies

It's a common misconception that manufacturers must purchase entirely new and expensive equipment to build the factory of the future. Instead, manufacturers should consider how they can modernize legacy equipment to make it Industry 4.0 ready and compatible with new tech.

Accelerating Manufacturers' Digital Transformation through a Free Peer-to-Peer Learning & Networking Virtual Event

Internet of Manufacturing, the premier conference series for industry 4.0 leaders, announces that its 2020 event goes virtual from September 28 - 30.

Eaton's Vehicle Group Leveraging Industry 4.0 Technology to Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic

Supported by an integrated ecosystem, the technologies are composed of augmented reality, rapid application development, autonomous robots, digital simulation, and additive manufacturing.

50 Ways to Impact Your Business with AI

Sometimes the most difficult thing about AI is simply knowing where to start. Identifying potentially impactful use cases is one of the most cited roadblocks for organizations seeking to leverage AI in their business.

Digitization Needs to Pay Off

Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic at maxon since the drive specialist introduced configurable drives. Now we're continuing to drive digitization - but not at all costs.

Moving Targets: Laser Marking on the Fly

Marking of engineered assemblies, components and materials with identification numbers and other data is an essential element of modern manufacture. Until now, this has involved at least a small interruption in the production process for every unit marked.

Investing in Industry 4.0? Successful Digitization Requires Discipline

The essential thing to remember is that humans will remain central to success, regardless of the level of technology deployment and there is not a silver bullet. So, what is the answer for best leveraging technology innovation?

Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology

According to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), "Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology," nearly two-thirds of manufacturers believe that Quality 4.0 will significantly affect their operation within five years.

What Machine Learning Trends Can We Expect for Manufacturing in 2020?

Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, has called for a merger between automated solutions and smarter, more effective operations through the application of real-time data collection.

Data Integration is a Key Driver for Industry 4.0 in Polymer Manufacturing

One of Industry 4.0's key drivers is data integration. By expanding the scope of data collection and making information readily retrievable, computers on the production floor have evolved to facilitate a higher level of collaboration and innovation.

Deloitte 2020 Manufacturing Outlook: The Keys to Weather the Storm

One of the trends we've identified is the interest by diversified industrial companies to streamline businesses and realign around key markets or customer segments to further drive results. We're seeing an increase in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as these companies recalibrate their capabilities.

Trends in IoT Manufacturing

The IoT ecosystem connects heterogeneous processes, personnel, resources, devices, sensors, robotics, heavy machineries, and business procedures in a cohesive way to attain optimum resource usage and enhance the productivity of business processes.

2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing Value Along the Digital Journey

Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years - despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.

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