Posts tagged as industry 4.0

Ethernet and the trend to decentralised control solutions

  The driving force behind progress in industrial automation in the last 20 years has without doubt been the networking of automation products via bus systems. The importance of industrial communication within machines and installations is increasing exponentially, especially in the context of recent Industry 4.0 and internet of things (IoT) discussions. Networking is decentralised […]

Simple, open and standardised cloud connectivity

  As information technology and automation technology continue to converge, cloud-based communication and data services are increasingly used in industrial automation projects. Beyond the scope of conventional control tasks, applications such as big data, data mining and condition or power monitoring enable the implementation of superior, forward-looking automation solutions. Industry 4.0 and IoT strategies place […]

A new era of initiatives for the next industrial revolution

  A new era of industrial innovation is upon us. Referred to as the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the deeper meshing of the digital world with the world of machines holds the potential to bring about profound transformation to global industry. This new industrial stage, where the internet meets production, is a major topic […]

Mining user group envisions its digital future in Industry 4.0

  Esri South Africa’s Mining User Group met at the University of Pretoria on 2 June 2016 to discuss the digital future of mining. Data is central in this future, and enabled through software – be it in its processing, or dissemination through visualisation. The Virtual Reality Mine Design Centre at the University of Pretoria […]

Survey reveals uptake of Industry 4.0 in South Africa

  The Industry 4.0 digital operations survey, released by PwC, highlights that the repercussion for smaller groups of companies that are not digitising, will be that they are put out of business. Industry 4.0 focuses on the end-to-end digitisation of all physical assets and processes as well as integration into digital ecosystems with value chain […]