Industry 4.0 & IIoT

Open IIoT hopes to encourage more local manufacturers to join the manufacturing digital revolution, and help them to realise the practical benefits of embarking on this process.

To test out the potential for 5G to replace fixed wire connectivity in an industrial setting, Optus joined forces with industry leaders Ericsson, SICK and Universal Robots in the first-ever demonstration of 5G mmWave URLLC technology in Australia.

Australian-owned MTM recently turned to Balluff Australia to help it on its Industry 4.0 journey, helping it to become more efficient in its day-to-day operations.

The future of FMCG manufacturing is a system-based approach to the factory floor, with the entire production line treated as a single production cell. Earle Roberts, CEO of Foodmach, tells us more.

From remote connectivity and smart operating systems, to fully realised virtual production lines, smart technology is making waves in manufacturing. CEO of tna Solutions, Alf Taylor, tells us how.

Packaging and processing machinery supplier Krones has been recognised for its achievements in digital transformation, with its expertise to be made accessible to customers via its digital portal.

While IIoT integration on the factory floor enables increased production output and decreased labour costs, a further advantage is that IIoT technologies serve as data collection centres.

The third and final session of the APPMA's Digital Lunchtime Series takes place this Friday, with Industry 4.0 evangelist John Broadbent looking at how you can kickstart your smart factory project.

A new procedure for the Herma 500 uses a QR code to facilitate fast remote fault diagnosis and clearance without requiring direct access to the applicator.

Global food processing and packaging technology specialist, tna Solutions, has launched its new tna remote assist service, a digitally-enhanced customer experience delivering real-time access to its global team of experts.

On a practical level, how do you transition from legacy equipment to a fully integrated and connected production line, with minimal expense? Foodmach CEO Earle Roberts provides some answers.

Open IIoT guest contributor and CTO at Xaminai, Dr Adrian Johnston, lays out what AI entails, how it works, and what these learnings could mean for the future-thinking workplace.

SMC Corporation says it is keeping its finger on the ‘IIoT pulse’ and taking a holistic approach to product upgrades as part of its commitment to Industry 4.0.

The move is a major step in Syntegon’s effort to introduce AI to pharmaceutical visual inspection.

Woolworths Group’s supply-chain arm, Primary Connect, has selected Dematic to supply an automated fulfilment system for the new National Distribution Centre at the Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney.

Agricultural Picking Technology has collaborated with Kay Brothers to extend the capability of its picking application, AgPick, to analyse operational costs and improve profitability.