TechTalks: Your Industry 4.0 Primer

We are in the midst of the fourth Industrial Revolution, advancing from manual manufacturing through to automation and onward into autonomous operations.  If talking about Industry 4.0, AI, robotics and the Internet of Things makes you nervous, don’t worry. Martin Davis, my guest on Episode 8 of the TechTalks podcast, is here to demystify it … Continue reading TechTalks: Your Industry 4.0 Primer

EMC: The Future of Manufacturing

What is the future of Manufacturing? Is it all about advanced manufacturing, digitisation, technology and automation? Many would argue that it is encapsulated in the fourth industrial revolution as defined by Industry 4.0, which describes how industry should be evolving to deliver improved productivity, capability and performance. If you are thinking that Industry 4.0 is … Continue reading EMC: The Future of Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 Maturity Model

This model is designed to measure the Industry 4.0 maturity of manufacturing companies. It is based on a combination of Industry 4.0 research and practical experience. Industry 4.0 is the subset of the fourth industrial revolution that relates to Industry. Broadly speaking it is the use of cyber-physical systems, strategies and processes to improve industrial … Continue reading Industry 4.0 Maturity Model

Rethinking Smart Manufacturing for the New Normal by Brian Buntz

Smart manufacturing has surged in relevance. But making the concept a reality requires cultural consensus. Brian Buntz recently discussed this with me and his take was recently published in IoT World Today. Key Takeaways from This Article: As the global economy stalls, manufacturers have an opportunity to plot a future course. Smart manufacturing programs have … Continue reading Rethinking Smart Manufacturing for the New Normal by Brian Buntz

Practical View on the Role of the PI System in Industry 4.0+ and AI for Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 & AI has been the talk of the town. OSIsoft PI System infrastructure combined with the advent of "edge" and IIoT-enabled devices provide a rich set of telemetry on operational assets (manufacturing shop floor machines, manufacturing robots, AGVs, etc). I4.0 Maturity Models have now become more prevalent. We will provide a reality check … Continue reading Practical View on the Role of the PI System in Industry 4.0+ and AI for Manufacturing

Don’t be fooled into thinking that IIoT alone is enough to meet Industry 4.0 goals

Following on from my previous post highlighting the differences between Industry 4.0 and IIoT, I came across this article in IIoT World where they reinforce that point. "Don’t be fooled into thinking that IIoT alone is enough to meet Industry 4.0 goals. To realize the all the potential benefits, companies must also apply continuous improvement … Continue reading Don’t be fooled into thinking that IIoT alone is enough to meet Industry 4.0 goals