Industry 4.0

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Time to take the next steps on the Industry 4.0 journey

According to automation vendors there is still some way to go before industry starts to reap the benefits promised by Industry 4.0. The next step is the adoption of a variety of enabling technologies. 
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Man and machine working collaboratively

Josep Lario, EMEA product marketing manager, Software, at Omron, comments on how industry is overcoming the challenges associated with the move towards greater collaboration between man and machine.
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All change to reap the full potential of Industry 4.0

Philipp Jauch believes that change to both machinery and business models are needed to allow us to really see the full potential of Industry 4.0.


  1. 30/09/2019 Tools to help deliver a digital future

    Industry 4.0 has now moved well beyond the concept stage although there is still a long way to go. The next generation 5G wireless networks and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be crucial elements to enable Industry 4.0 to be wholly implemented, says Steve Sands.

  2. 17/09/2019 Addressing migration challenges

    As industry starts to engage in digital transformation programs, Control Engineering Europe finds out more about the challenges facing engineers tasked with managing this change.

  3. 27/08/2019 Moving towards Industry 4.0 with a factory full of ageing assets

    Suzanne Gill visits British Salt to find out more about the plant’s Industry 4.0 aspirations.

  4. 12/08/2019 Taking steps to implement AI

    Tim Foreman argues that companies should be looking to benefit from the potential of technologies such as ‘AI at the Edge’ strategically and thoughtfully for business success and competitive advantage.

  5. 17/06/2019 Control perfection: Industrial controls for the digital transformation

    Powerful industrial controls are an important part of the digital transformation in industrial companies. With its comprehensive Sirius portfolio, Siemens can provide the right solutions for this, as Carolin Meuschel explains.

  6. 03/06/2019 Making things work as part of the IIoT

    Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process which is vital for the IIoT. Control Engineering Europe shines a spotlight on these ‘things’ and their implementation in successful IIoT projects.

  7. 13/05/2019 Enabling a digital manufacturing transformation

    Control Engineering Europe spoke to Matt Wells, VP digital product management at GE Digital about the trends towards convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) domains, as a key to enable digital transformation across the enterprise.

  8. 01/04/2019 Moving from the whiteboard to full deployment

    Lawrence Ross describes how digital experimentation with the IoT leads to innovation and looks at potential solutions for creating a clearer path to innovative IoT.

  9. 25/03/2019 Get smart to stay ahead in food production

    Suzanne Gill finds out where the food industry is on its ‘smart factory’ journey and gets advice about how to make use of new technologies to become more productive and flexible to meet rapidly changing consumer demands.