Posts tagged as industry 4.0

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 […]

Beckhoff Automation’s 10-year celebration

  Beckhoff Automation recently celebrated its 10th year in South Africa with celebrations in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban – culminating on 10 March with an “Oktoberfest in March” celebration at Gilroy’s Brewery in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. Hosted by the South African team, it included presentations by Kai Ristau (head of international export) and Kenan […]

The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) […]

The digital factory and its role in the beer brewing industry

  With major changes sweeping the global beer brewing industry, the Oktoberfest provided a good opportunity to see what Industry 4.0 and the Digital Factory offer beer brewing, the food and beverage industry, and to the process industry in general. Beer and the brewing industry are topical because of the possible acquisition by AB InBev […]