Industrie 4.0

Future pact Siemensstadt 2.0 signed
A few days before announcing its Q4 earnings report, Siemens signed what it dubbed its 'future pact for Germany as an industrial location'. That location is more specifically Siemensstadt (Siemens City). The founding concept behind Siemensstadt in 1897 was to unite working, research and living and thus create an...
MRO Inventory Optimization - IBM Oniqua acquisition combining AI and IoT capabilities to proactively maintain vital assets
Acquisition of Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) specialist Oniqua enables IBM to expand asset optimization offering in an end-to-end way. Overview. Gathering asset intelligence to enable proactive and predictive maintenance by leveraging IoT and AI is a key priority in many organizations. Inventory optimization is critical to the digital transformation of...
Digital twin asset maintenance concept
Although the concept of digital twins isn't new and exists since before the term digital twin was coined at the start of this Millennium, it took until this decade before digital twin technology, the various digital twin use cases and the potential benefits gained more attention. In an Industrial...
Deutsche Messe Hannover picture J-P De Clerck
The next stage of Industry 4.0 is here according to the organizers of Hannover Messe 2018. After many editions of the annual trade fair under the 'Integrated Industry' flag, in 2018 it's all about Connect & Collaborate. What is that next stage of Industry 4.0, what does "Integrated Industry...
On March 1 2018, UK-based listed industrial design and management software leader AVEVA Group announced the completion of its merger with the industrial software business of Schneider Electric which was announced in 2017 after two previous attempts had failed. The combination of AVEVA and Schneider Electric’s industrial software business brings...
A look at drivers and forecasts regarding manufacturing execution systems (MES): trends and predictions for the global MES software market against the backdrop of manufacturing industry challenges and IT/OT convergence. IoT is facilitating advancements in cloud computing, industrial mobility, and big data analytics. This in turn is leading to emergence...
Intelligent ERP concept
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) as a monolithic systems of record is disappearing and making place for Intelligent ERP or i-ERP where actions and intelligence matter. Intelligent ERP comes with a mix of artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain technology, massive data sets, a focus on user experience, cloud and...
Industrial data concept
Sometimes answers are in the questions you ask. That certainly goes for the one in our headline: is Industry 4.0 all about data and analytics? You bet it is, but then in the broadest possible sense of data and not overlooking other crucial aspects. Only 3 percent of industrial data...
Additive manufacturing - metal 3D printer for direct metal laser sintering
Industrial additive manufacturing and industrial 3D Printing in evolution – definitions, research, examples and resources from Barcelona Industry Week event IN(3D)USTRY. Additive manufacturing might not be the best known and certainly most mentioned aspects of the whole Industry 4.0 range of technologies/applications but it's certainly one of the most exciting,...
IoT data exchange concept
Why and how the next, rapidly developing, stage in the evolution of IoT is all about IoT data brokerage, exchanges and monetization services. Data isn't just a business asset which is key in today's economy as we reminded once more in a previous post on the importance of industrial data in...
Augmented reality Industry 4.0 concept
One of the great promises and at the same time one of the main focus areas in Industry 4.0 is the bridging of digital/cyber/virtual and physical worlds, hence the focus on cyber-physical systems. Global spending in virtual and augmented reality is poised to double every year through 2021 (IDC) Apart from...
Robots and cobots in logistics
Despite the de facto main attention for IoT when people talk about 'Industrie 4.0', many other/related technologies and realities take center stage in Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0. Among them: robotics. Obviously, they are already used a lot in manfacturing and logistics and transportation. However, the market is about to...
IoT data concept
Samsung's ARTIK Cloud Monetization service enables IoT device manufacturers and service providers to tap in new ecosystem-driven IoT data monetization models. Developing new monetization models and revenue sources with potential innovative business model shifts is one of the more mature goals in digital transformation, Industry 4.0 and evolved IoT strategies. Many IoT hardware...
Industry 4.0 market concept
The Industry 4.0 market is poised to grow significantly in the coming years. The increasing adoption of the IoT in the digital transformation of manufacturing and related industries, the rise of industrial robotics and the proportionally higher spend in the Industrial Internet of Things are just some contributing factors. The Industry...