Industry 4.0

Wearables on the Factory Floor

Industry 4.0 is the point where automation, the Internet of Things, wearables, and customization converge.   “Industry 4.0” is still a bit of a buzzword, but it gets closer to realization every day. Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution. In earlier articles, we discussed the first (industrialization), second (mass production), and third (IT integration)Read More

The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency and Productivity

The intelligent networking of industrial devices promises to deliver productivity gains, but not all manufacturers are ready to make the leap to the smart factory. Connecting efficiency and productivity is key for the future of the industrial sector.   As the buzz about “Industry 4.0” grows louder, many people believe it may be just around the corner, butRead More

HARTING Posted the Highest Revenues in Its History

Driven by developments for Industry 4.0 and a clear growth strategy, HARTING posted the highest revenues in its history. The HARTING Technology Group starts the 2014-15 fiscal year with a strong tailwind, as revenues rose during the past 2013-14 fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) by 13% to €547 million, the highest revenues inRead More

Point of View: The Revolution of the Interconnected Factory

In the past, industrial connectors have evolved over time rather than at a revolutionary pace. Now, with the anticipation of the Internet of Things, Keith Kufahl of TTI discusses the revolution of the interconnected factory and how design engineers can stay on the cutting edge. The fact that the world of industrial connectors changes atRead More

Industry 4.0 Drives the Industrial Manufacturing Sector in Europe

TTI reports that Industry 4.0 drives the industrial manufacturing sector in Europe as implementation of “smart factory” technology gains momentum. TTI is seeing significant growth among customers implementing Industry 4.0 or “Smart Factory” technology according to Norbert Piefer, European director industry marketing – industrial at TTI. “The Smart Factory concept leads to end-to-end process optimization,” saidRead More

Hannover Messe 2014: Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution

The focus of this year’s Hannover Messe industrial fair was “Industry 4.0 – The Next Industrial Revolution,” as the exhibitors presented the best and most innovative products and systems they had to offer. Hannover Industry Messe took place from April 7-11, 2014, and the Netherlands was chosen as the official partner country for the show. TheRead More

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