The World Economic Forum (WEF) last month placed Australia 43rd out of 115 advanced economies ready to transition to renewable energy.
Despite this ranking, as the National Energy Manager at SAGE, I’m seeing first-hand how Australian industry is moving towards renewable energy generation… at a rapid pace.
Nowadays our electricity bills, bank statements, and even government systems like Medicare are becoming paperless. It seems everyone is pushing for a paperless world, and the benefits extend far beyond the positive environmental impact, especially for industrial companies…
For more than thirty years, companies have widely adopted a Lean manufacturing mindset to continuously improve their operations. Now with the merger of digital and physical systems as part of the Industry 4.0 transition, businesses can use both ideas concepts to take operational excellence to a new level.
While some are still reading about the value of industry 4.0, other industrial operators are already taking advantage of new technologies that are reducing their risk of extended downtime through fast response, support and prevention.
Smart Cities has a wide range of definitions across the industry with lots of promises being made on technology that can achieve ambitious outcomes. At SAGE we have a simple and concise vision on what Smart Cities is:
It sounds like a sci-fi movie plot: your doppelgänger lives in another dimension and behaves exactly like you, but learns faster and can access more information. It’s the ‘test dummy’ that tries everything first, so you can make all the right decisions to lead a perfect life.
We’ve been beating the industry 4.0 drum loudly to our clients for some time. And for good reason – we’ve seen first-hand how clients are benefiting from increased visibility, data probity and response time across utilities, transport, and smart manufacturing.
With increasing business pressure to improve plant energy performance, it is natural to turn towards an energy audit as a means of identifying saving opportunities or to justify capital expenditure for a solution.
We recap the top five most-read blog articles of 2018. The variation in topics shows we've got a diverse group of clients and readers, and their interests reflect a shift in the industrial sector towards industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT), while remaining committed to plant maintenance and reliability.