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.
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.
Talk about the Internet of things (IoT), and its ability to bring unparalleled efficiencies to all industries is intensifying.
Australia’s peak business group leaders have recently stepped up their encouragement of companies to embrace automation, as statistics show the nation is trailing other advanced economies on the road towards Industry 4.0.
While Australian manufacturers understand the benefits of Industry 4.0, many are still in the early stages of ‘digital maturity’.
The Australian water industry is facing new and old challenges. Industry 4.0 – with its promise of increased visibility and performance with data – presents the solution.
How can you obtain and manage data without the high costs of building and hosting a traditional supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system? With nearly everything else going into a cloud-based service, we asked ourselves, “Why not SCADA?”