The Smart Factory: Connecting Efficiency and Productivity | CCE Connectique

The intelligent networking of industrial devices promises to deliver productivity gains, but not all manufacturers are ready to make the leap to the smart factory. Connecting efficiency and productivity is key for the future of the industrial sector.

Industry 4.0: The Next Industrial RevolutionAs the buzz about “Industry 4.0” grows louder, many people believe it may be just around the corner, but it has not yet become a mainstream production environment. Existing factory and process automation systems and supply chains have become highly complex but are often still based on third-generation automation protocols and equipment and proprietary networks.

The intelligent networking of industrial devices – connecting the virtual with the real economy as advocated by the Industry 4.0 concept – promises to deliver more productivity gains. But not all manufacturers are ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet, as existing systems work well and replacing them can be a costly and time-consuming undertaking.
What is Industry 4.0?

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