Posts tagged as industry 4.0

Skills development – a necessary but costly business

I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Rob MacKenzie, MD of Endress+Hauser. The company opened its doors in South Africa in 1984, having been represented by agents prior to that. The agents had focused mainly on process measurement and management in the mining industry. Markets have now expanded with major developments in […]

PLC: The forerunner to Industry 4.0 and the internet of things

  Industry 4.0 and the internet of things (IoT) are concepts which require a high degree of networking and communication between devices and services. Large data quantities have to be exchanged, from the sensor to the IT level. The corresponding protocols and standards of PC-based control make it ideally suited for this task. Another fundamental […]