industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is Here

(a 3 minute read…) Late in the 18th century, water and steam power transformed manufacturing, prompting the Industrial Revolution. In 1870, almost a century later, electricity enabled mass production, launching the 2nd Industrial Revolution. In 1969, electronics emerged and, with information technology, took manufacturing to another level in the 3rd Industrial Revolution. While it has …

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IoT for Manufacturing

4 Ways IoT Improves Manufacturing

  The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to expand daily. The devices that connect with the cloud are touching every aspect of our culture—from the smart home to medical devices to the manufacturing industry. With the need to streamline manufacturing processes to work as efficiently as possible, the IoT provides many avenues for working smarter …

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IIoT: You Need More “I’s” on the Plant Floor

  The Internet of Things (IoT) sparked excitement as the next great thing in technology. Learn more about IoT here. Using sensors embedded in everything from home appliances to clothing, consumers are jazzed about what smart technology can do: changing the temperature in your home when you’re away checking your heart rate and letting you …

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Production Visibility: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t See

In a perfect world, businesses would be able to count on a stable cost for raw materials, predictable customer demands, and reliable suppliers. These days, we’d be glad to have any one of those factors. Manufacturers need supply chain visibility from end to end, that has the agility and flexibility to adapt to fluctuations in …

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