Industrial Automation

Back to the Future Cyber Security, a Manifesto

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. When Siemens AG introduced the Charter of Trust during the 2018 Munich Security Conference, …

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Startup Coaching – FLEX FLOW PROCESSING

Single piece flow in a multi-step machining cell leads to batches to avoid changeovers. Not anymore! The industrial automation startup FLEX-FLOW-CELL GmbH, specialized in automotive manufacturing equipment, took the entire process apart, created new controls, sensors and Artificial Intelligence, and the result is a multi-step single piece flow with autonomous in process change over. Currently being …

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Back to the Future Cyber Security – Chapter 5, Episode 1: PS phone home

There are plenty examples of where Cyber Security failed and how expensive that could be. It is good that we point out these problems, especially when they could have been prevented. And there is another reason to expose Cyber Security issues and hacks. As a recent poll among Twitter users shows, trust in organizations and …

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Rethink and act, a Manifesto

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. When Siemens AG introduced the Charter of Trust during the 2018 Munich Security …

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Industry 4.0 – Building smart digital bridges

Modern production facilities are loaded with sensors, systems and smart controls, all providing tons of data on the process and results. The spread of Plant Floor Data Collection (PFDC), Process Condition Monitoring (PCM) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in modern manufacturing facilities keeps growing and with that, digitizing Manufacturing Processes continues to spread just as …

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Industry 4.0 – Now what?

With the introduction of Industry 4.0 by the German Government and the designated workgroup, a roadmap was created to introduce Artificial Intelligence, Smart Controls, Smart Automation and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with Big Data into the manufacturing industries in Germany and beyond. The roadmap for Industry 4.0 focuses on introducing information and communication technology …

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