The fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 is here, transforming the economy and society, resulting in the demand for smart machinery and factories to meet the developments of the Internet of Things. Gavin Stoppel, HARTING Ltd, reports.
With a number of high profile hacks to manufacturing and processing businesses, and with widely reported vulnerabilities discovered in known-brand industrial controllers, it has become increasingly clear that the fully networked production environments and connected machinery that will be a dominant feature of the smart factory of the future are all too vulnerable to cyber-attack, and therefore attractive to hackers. Smart Machines & Factories reports.
Smart Machines & Factories takes a look at Industry 4.0 and what it means for machine builders.
Smart Machines & Factories spoke to Howard Forryan, at HARTING, about the role of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things in helping to improve the efficiency of manufacturing logistics.
Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK discusses five changes the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing to the manufacturing environment.