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IT and OT collaboration is vital for a secure Industry 4.0

IT and OT collaboration is vital for a secure Industry 4.0
Increasing connectivity of machines and equipment is offering manufacturers competitive advantage by producing goods more efficiently. However, the only way that Industry 4.0 can succeed is when IT and OT collaborate on an overarching security approach, argues Anja Dienelt.

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Mobile maintenance: proof of Industry 4.0 payback

Mobile maintenance: proof of Industry 4.0 payback

Eberhard Klotz, head of the Industry 4.0 campaign at Festo, demonstrates what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector today. He highlights the potential improvements in performance and quality of maintenance teams – and thus OEE figures – with rapid return on investment times.

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Oat producer sets out on its mission to use data for operational improvements

Oat producer sets out on its mission to use data for operational improvements

A UK-based oat producer has enhanced its maintenance practices, minimised downtime, and made significant cost savings by employing Maintenance Management Software (MMS) from Idhammar.

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Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT

Compact positioning controller communicates via EtherCAT

The EPOS4 compact positioning controllers from maxon are now industrial Ethernet connectivity ready.

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