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Technology Readiness and ERP

27 June, 2017

With all the hype around the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Nick McGrane, managing director of K3 Syspro, takes us back to basics and takes us through some of the fundamental principles of evaluating where your business is currently at on the Technology Readiness scale.

Cyber security pitfalls

23 May, 2017

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation discusses three cyber security pitfalls that industry should prepare for.

Optimising safety

16 May, 2017

Industry 4.0 conjures up images of a highly dynamic working environment, able to respond almost immediately to shifts in customer requirements through rapid reorganisation and reconfiguration of manufacturing processes. In this scenario, individual production lines and cells can transform their operations and output almost at will, based on information garnered and analysed in real time. Mike Lomax, head of product management UK, Bosch Rexroth, reports.

High-level connectivity

10 February, 2017

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.

Tackling cyber security

02 February, 2017

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.

Making sense of I4.0

25 October, 2016

Smart Machines & Factories takes a look at Industry 4.0 and what it means for machine builders.

Smart logistics!

25 October, 2016

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.

Five changes IoT brings to manufacturing

25 October, 2016

Martyn Williams, managing director of COPA-DATA UK discusses five changes the Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing to the manufacturing environment.

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