How are smart machines improving productivity?

IIot and smart machines are offering OEMs and manufacturers a step-change in ways to improve flexibility and productivity. The emergence of Industry 4.0 is triggering significant transformation in manu­facturing and production industries.   Making the case for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) Schneider Electric’s Rainer Beudert, Marketing Director for the system and software Machine Solutions […]

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What are the benefits to users of service-oriented drives?

Industry 4.0 and 4IR are generally though about in terms of networking and connectivity of machines, but of equal importance is the driving of embedded intelligence down into equipment and devices used in these machines. Intelligent devices and components take intelligence to the point of operation and back into the system.   Schneider Electric’s Altivar […]

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Growing support for UK companies to implement Industry 4.0 / 4IR

    Growing UK support for companies to implement Industry 4.0 / 4IR   The future factory is a sense of how manufacturing will develop. A recent report suggests total manufacturing costs will be reduced by up to 20%, depending on the material costs. In addition, manufacturers will benefit from improvements in flexibility, quality, speed, […]

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Helping manufacturers understand 4th industrial revolution (4IR)

Manufacturers’ organisation EEF and Oracle have published a free new fact-card to help manufacturers identify opportunities through a clearer understanding of the coming fourth industrial revolution (4IR), otherwise known as Industry 4.0. According to the EEF, 4IR will be crucial for UK manufacturing.   Knowledge and understanding are key Lee Hopley, their Chief Economist says […]

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