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SPS 2020: Digital edition of trade show for the Industrial Automation and Digitalization

SPS Italia doesn’t give up. The tenth edition of Italy’s leading fair for automation and smart, digital, and flexible manufacturing will take place from 28 to 30 September 2020. However, this year the community will meet in a completely new digital dimension.

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The Evolution of the IoT with 5G

The fifth generation of mobile network will redesign the quality of connection in production plants. And while companies are preparing to unlock an unprecedented level of accessibility and communication, experts are expecting a step forward in the history of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

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The Importance of HMI Systems in the Packaging Industry

What are the advantages of HMI in packaging? From reconfiguration speed to actions intuitiveness, the right HMI device can make the difference between an efficient and an unproductive one.

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Digital Signage Monitor ESA for Industrial Automation

Digital signage uses IoT, information technology and smart devices (such as monitors) to make production more efficient and to automate communication within the plant. From displaying alarms to prevent malfunctions to product recognition, this innovative technology has enormous potential in Industry 4.0.

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Industrial Cybersecurity for Control Systems SCADA, PLC, HMI

The increasing digitization of processes in Industry 4.0 poses new challenges in terms of industrial cybersecurity for control systems. Here are some of the most effective solutions to prevent the risk of cyber attacks and ensure the security of SCADA, PLC and HMI.

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Additive Manufacturing in Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 promotes the integration of smart technologies and production systems. Among these, additive manufacturing plays an essential role in meeting some of the most essential requirements of the fourth industrial revolution. Let’s delve into the role of additive manufacturing is in Industry 4.0 and explain how it can respond to different challenges of the future of production.

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States General: the Factory 4.0 Plus Plan

The States General of the economy have concluded after a week of meetings focusing on the relaunching Italy’s economy post-coronavirus. Factory 4.0 Plus is a plan of investments on the frontier technologies of Industry 4.0.

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The Future of SCADA/HMI: Features and Challenges

For over 30 years, SCADA/HMI applications have been playing a key role in manufacturing. But what challenges will this technology face in the future of Industry 4.0? Let’s take a look at the main features and requirements of future SCADA/HMI solutions.

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The Importance of EtherCAT as Industrial Ethernet Network

As increasingly more devices are connected to industrial networks, the need for systems to transfer data in real-time grows. Hence the creation of EtherCAT, the high performance industrial communication protocol. Thanks to its features, using EtherCAT as an industrial Ethernet network offers companies several advantages: from speed to cost cutting.

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Coronavirus Phase 2: Digital Technologies for Industrial Recovery

Which digital technologies will support phase 2 of the coronavirus emergency? During quarantine, digitization and artificial intelligence have been at the forefront. From diagnosis to smart working and even testing possible treatments.

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