With my background in automation, engineering and energy infrastructure spanning over two decades, there is a current trend I see that having a larger impact on global manufacturing than any other advancements in the last 40 years. The industrial sector finds itself entering an exciting new phase of evolution, an evolution marked by the unlimited … Continue reading Industry 4.0 won’t be marked by the number of shiny toys you own
Automation and remote operations are on the move. Nowhere was this more clear than at our recent Rockwell Automation On The Move – a unique event where from 3-4 March we saw 119 customers attend 15 breakout sessions in Auckland, New Zealand, engaging with new trends, new technology and each other. It was truly a … Continue reading An intuitive shift towards greater automation
A revolution is like a wave. It builds over time and gains continuous energy before finally reaching the shore. Some might go as far as to liken Industry 4.0 to a tsunami rather than a wave; it started off slowly since its inception in 2011 but has since then gained massive momentum, disrupting the industry … Continue reading A smart flexible approach to automation
Backplane Systems Technology has released Neousys’ IGT-30 series, TI Sitara AM3352 ARM-based Industrial IoT gateway with dual LAN and pre-installed Debian. Neousys’ IGT-30 series, equipped with the AM3352 from Texas Instrument’s Sitara AM335x family, is an ARM-based Box PC designed for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateways and Industry 4.0 applications. The IGT-30 series is … Continue reading Neousys’ IGT-30 Series ARM-based Industrial IoT gateway
In times past, farmers were at the mercy of the elements to determine a successful yield of crops. As the global population grows and consumer preferences evolve, today’s modern farmer must also consider the scarcity of natural resources, the threat of climate change and the growing problem of food waste. The oldest human industry has … Continue reading Powering the future of farming
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
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
Let’s look at the impressive stats – 10,000 farmers, 1600 tanker drivers, around 500 milk tankers, 22,000 global staff, , 22 billion litres of milk processed every year, $17 billion in revenue. This is what it means to be the biggest dairy exporter in the world, according to Fonterra’s Infrastructure and Global IS engagement manager, … Continue reading Why the biggest dairy exporter in the world had to embrace the IoT
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
The Victorian government has begun a global search to find cutting-edge AgTech to support its on-farm Internet of Things (IoT) trial. The search began on the 3rd of August, as part of the government’s $27-million investment in digital agriculture. It will investigate issues from network connectivity through to on-farm IoT applications. Minister for Agriculture Jaala … Continue reading Global search underway for Internet of Things trials in Victoria
Australian tradespeople who manage billions of dollars of equipment that keeps facilities open, are the new frontline in the advance of the Internet of Things (IoT). The internet and smartphones are necessities when running a business, so trade services must embrace the next phase of business evolution in order to remain relevant in the market. … Continue reading Internet of Things changes the way trade services operate
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.
SciDev has broadened the industry footprint of its unique OptiFlox System, following its deployment at a Lion Dairy & Drinks production facility. The system is now deployed in both the dairy and coal industries. The OptiFlox System has been developed to assist in the automation and optimisation of industrial wastewater treatment. The system is a … Continue reading OptiFlox System at major dairy processing facility
Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels uses CCP’s Internet of Things smart tags to monitor temperature in its cool room and freezers.