Industry 4.0 & IIoT

On 15 and 16 July, Festo will open its doors for an interactive live experience on an innovative platform, with a virtual exhibition focusing on smart, flexible and digital automation.

RMIT, Siemens and Festo have signed an MoU to explore areas of co-operation to help drive workforce transformation for Industry 4.0 in the Australasian region.

OnRobot, the maker of tools for collaborative applications, is releasing a smart, screwdriver that allows manufacturers to automate a wide range of assembly processes.

John Young, APAC director at EU Automation, suggests three key ways in which forward-thinking manufacturing companies will respond to the current period of uncertainty.

Australia has become a founding member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the world’s first multilateral forum dedicated to AI.

HMPS has developed HMPSVision to enable remote assistance and self-diagnostic ability to resolve faults. The devices will work in challenging environments and can be transferred from machine to machine.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us to become more resourceful and to maximise what we already have. The key takeaway is that futureproofing is essential.

Cama Group has developed a new Live FAT (factory acceptance testing) programme to help allay concerns around the pandemic and maintain business continuity.

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is more than just a buzzword; it is transforming the way food and beverages are manufactured and packaged. However, we have only seen the very beginnings of the profound changes this technology will bring, according to AI made simple – Turning intelligence into action in the F&B industry, a recent white paper from industrial technology company ABB.

Open IIoT, an open-source knowledge group to educate customers on Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things, delves into some ways industry can meet the new challenges of the Covid-19 era.

Cama Group, a global manufacturer of automated secondary packaging machines, is adopting Industry 4.0 technologies to transform not only customers’ processes, but its own.

Industry 4.0 is not just about monitoring, connectivity, and data gathering within a single work environment. Service and support, as well, can benefit from IIoT technology – and Krones is one supplier taking advantage of what it has to offer.

SMC is to host a dynamic technology show at its Auckland offices to showcase the company’s latest automation technologies. The event is to be a platform for education and engagement around SMC’s technologies.

As the digitisation of manufacturing advances apace, forward thinking suppliers are developing solutions to help manufacturers optimise the digital supply chain. PKN asked APPMA member Markem-Imaje's national sales manager Matt Deeran about the company’s new portfolio of smart products.

APPMA member SMC has installed a new Industry 4.0 solution for a New Zealand-based packaging manufacturer.

The Open IIoT group has exhibited a complete Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) demonstration unit at CeBIT in Sydney, and wrapped up its series of Demonstration Days for the year in Brisbane.