2019 was another interesting year for the manufacturing sector. Competition and cost cutting forced manufacturers to operate more efficiently and as a result, the industry turned to Industry 4.0 for its long-term benefits. More than a fad or buzzword, Tim Keech, Sales and marketing director for SMC Corporation says that Industry 4.0 is here to … Continue reading Industry 4.0 delivers opportunities to manufacturing in 2020
Residing in Hawkes Bay, Hawk is a proudly New Zealand-owned and operated company. Sustainability is at the heart of the organisation and as a moulded fibre packaging suppliers, all of its products are made from 100 per cent recycled paper. Its packaging solutions are used for, among other things, apple trays in the horticulture industry. … Continue reading SMC provides 4.0 solution for New Zealand-based manufacturer
APS was born on March 1st, 2018, a time seen by the company as when it provided industry with a new choice by consolidating what can at times be a fragmented market. It brought a range of high-visibility brands in the industrial low- and medium-voltage electrical and automation space under one roof. Headed by industry … Continue reading APS eyes long-term partnerships as key to help industry move forward
Industry 4.0 is here now and threatening to disrupt your business. It’s not too late to prepare; start with your people and up-skill them for an integrated, automated manufacturing supply chain. You’ve probably heard the term “Industry 4.0” bandied about – the fourth industrial revolution, the next thing you need to worry about. An automated, integrated … Continue reading Are you ready for the next revolution? Prepare your people for the Industry 4.0
Expert insights on how companies can get on board the fourth industrial revolution were among the highlights of the second day of the AUSPACK 2019 conference being held in Melbourne this week. According to John Broadbent, founder of Realise Potential, businesses which are slow to adopt Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology … Continue reading Challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0 the focus of AUSPACK conference second day
Japanese-based SMC Pneumatics knew that in order to future-proof its business it needed to get on-board with Industry 4.0 especially with the push towards automation. “Five years ago, the managing director of SMC brought me in to reposition the business post the mining industry moving from greenfield to brownfield,” said SMC Pneumatics’ Australian and New … Continue reading SMC Pneumatics explains benefits of getting on board with Industry 4.0
In the modern Australian manufacturing environment, it is important to manage costs. With stiff and cheap, competition from overseas markets, having a competitive edge is important if you want to run a successful processing business. The old adage, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” remains as true today as it’s ever been. … Continue reading ESM Australia helps businesses keep costs down with modular software systems
As the global innovation race continues, the continent looks to it manufacturers to advance innovation, unlock new opportunities and to ultimately accelerate the economy. This is evident in the food and packaging industries, where SMC has been working on its new Industry 4.0 technology. SMC has a clear strategy and the technology to help implement … Continue reading SMC to showcase its new Industry 4.0 technologies at Foodtech Packtech New Zealand
With advances in technology, industrial manufacturing is moving ahead at breakneck speed. Machines are becoming more efficient due to cutting edge developments in automation that bring both improved performance and versatility. This combined with the development of intelligent robots means that smart machines are no longer a distant vision in the future. According to Jozef … Continue reading SMC supports a practical approach to Industry 4.0
With new technology revolutionising manufacturing and retailing processes at every point in the supply chain, we are now looking to take a dive into the world of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). IIoT is a central technology for Industry 4.0 and is linked to other core concepts, including system integration, big data, and cloud … Continue reading How IIoT revolutionises processes throughout the supply chain
Food & Beverage Industry News spoke to two of the participants at the Industrial Internet 4.0 Summit which kicks off in Sydney tomorrow.
Industry 4.0 is set to revolutionise manufacturing and production through the utilisation of cyber connected systems, which monitor factory processes to maximise efficiency and reduce downtime.
Dr Nico Adams, formerly of the CSIRO, has been appointed as the new Director of Swinburne’s advanced manufacturing facility, the Factory of the Future. Dr Adams has a background in materials and manufacturing informatics, and holds degrees from Oxford University and the University of York. Prior to his appointment at Swinburne, Dr Adams was a … Continue reading Dr Nico Adams to lead Swinburne’s Factory of the Future
Industry 4.0 is revolutionising manufacturing through the utilisation of cyber connected systems, which monitor factory processes to maximise efficiency and reduce downtime.
Smart factories with efficient and fully connected supply chains are critical to manufacturing innovation.
The ICX35-HWC Industrial Cellular Gateway from ProSoft Technology provides the ideal communication solution for system integrators and OEMs who monitor devices that are in hard to reach spots.
Food and beverage makers who gathered in Sydney last week for a key industry seminar heard that, as we move further into the new century, new technologies and Industry 4.0 will become increasingly crucial to the success of their businesses. Food Factories of the Future was held before a full room at the Novotel Darling … Continue reading Food makers look to the future
Exhibitors will provide access to the latest thinking and technology on Industry 4.0, from information and automation solutions, to robotics and integrated coding and vision systems.