The Internet of Things finding its way into factories has started a fourth industrial revolution. Future scenarios in practice often referred to under the heading “Industry 4.0” are characterised by highly individualised products in very flexible manufacturing conditions.
Companies investing in IIoT and industrial innovation are continuing to push the envelope, exploring new technologies to benefit plant operators. One of the most cutting-edge of these technologies is augmented reality. By Simone Gianotti, Business Development Manager, Industry Digital Offer, Schneider Electric.
In order to provide end customers with the machine productivity levels they demand, OEM-built machines have to incorporate motor control automation technologies optimised for rapid time-to-market, operational efficiency and simplification as well as increased machine uptime. By Baris Aytekin, Global Product Manager, Schneider Electric.
The future of design and collaboration is also changing. Increases in computer capabilities and miniaturisation of devices change the way designers and specifiers make decisions. By Asha Devasia, Global Channel Management And Digital Transformation Lead at Schneider Electric.
In a challenging economic environment, it is imperative that SME’s work to be more efficient and competitive. One way for them to advance is through adoption of automation and robotics. By Shermine Gotfredsen, GM, SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots.
The marketplace need for smart machines has rendered the traditional machine design process inefficient and design time and costs have increased as a result. By Paul Stephens, Solution Marketing Manager, Schneider Electric.