Industry 4.0 & IIoT

Digital technology company ABB has exhibited a new app for productivity and monitoring, scheduled to come out in the second half of 2019.

When Gebo Cermex (part of AUSPACK 2019 exhibitor Sidel Group) installed an Industry 4.0-enabled end-of-line system at Unilever’s Dubai plant, the round pots of skin cream made at the factory posed a problem – but one that Gebo Cermex handily solved.

SMC Pneumatics, Beckhoff Automation, Nord Drivesystems, Balluff, and ZI-Argus have launched an open-source knowledge group to educate customers on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Automation specialist ABB has thrown its support behind the Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) interoperability standard for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

The idea that a fourth industrial revolution is underway, one that will reshape how we work and do business, is spurring many companies to try to catch this lightning in a bottle by implementing smart factory technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Tetra Pak is aiming to enhance customer productivity with the launch of Plant Secure, a new plant management service using Industry 4.0 data analysis and technology.

SMC will demonstrate its newest IoT solutions for the food and packaging industries at the FoodTech PackTech (FTPT) show in New Zealand this week.

A $165m greenfield development for DuluxGroup created a blank canvas for the installation of an end-to-end automated plant, now rated as one of the top five Industry 4.0 factories globally.

PKN + Food & Drink Business spoke to Martin Broglia and Stephan Otto on the Nord stand about their Industry 4.0 solutions.

Industry 4.0 is propelling manufacturing into novel territory. New technologies are continuously emerging but some existing ones are accelerating the trend.

Matthews Australasia’s Trent Munro tells PKN about new technologies advancing Industry 4.0 and the benefits they deliver.

At AUSPACK 2017 a host of exhibitors will provide access to the latest thinking and technology on Industry 4.0, from information and automation solutions, to robotics and integrated coding and vision systems.

Arguably the biggest trend in manufacturing today, Industry 4.0 will be a theme dominating many conversations about intelligent, integrated technology at AUSPACK.

We speak to five OEMs about the pros and cons of Industry 4.0, and what it means for their businesses.

If there was a buzzword that dominated the machinery halls at K, it was Industry 4.0, with exhibitors at pains to demonstrate the 'smart-factory' readiness of their products.