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What does the future hold? The Main 2018 Industry Trends

Innovation and continuity: the new year has just begun, but it’s already clear what the main industry trends in 2018 are going to be. From zero waste to the fight against cyber attacks, these are the key ingredients that will define the new production.


Software solutions for Industry 4.0: from Theory to Practice

When we consider the requirements of a 4.0 production, it is clear how real the need for software solutions for Industry 4.0 is. From projects design to maintenance and the efficiency of resources, we need systems that are created according to the principles of the fourth industrial revolution.


Lean Management and Big Data for the Future of Production

Lean Management and Big Data have a more and more relevant role for the future of production in the Industry 4.0. This is clear when you look at the last years of the industrial sector.

Today companies aim – and manage – to increasingly reduce waste in the production process, thanks to the implementation of a more efficient, or leaner, system.


OPC UA and Cloud Computing for Company Digitalization

OPC UA communication driver and Cloud computing are the keys to a successful company digitalization. Especially in industrial automation and in the Industry 4.0.

In order to increase productivity, today it is necessary to invest in system efficiency on a digital level. According to the principles of the Internet of Things, we need interconnected systems that can exchange ever larger volumes of information autonomously.


ESA Automation Solutions for the Integration of Mechatronics and Industrial Automation

If the goal is the production process efficiency, the integration of mechatronics and industrial automation is a vital step. For this reason, among ESA Automation’s main objectives we find the creation of an interconnected system among mechanics, electronics and informatics.

Creating solutions for the Industry 4.0 goes beyond designing and manufacturing innovative and performing technologies. It also (and above all) means to make these products part of an integrated system at every level of the production chain.


Cyber Security as a Prerequisite for The Industry 4.0

How important is cyber security for the Industry 4.0? With the principles of efficiency and connectivity of the fourth industrial revolution, a different side of the coin rises: the danger of cyber attacks.

Ideally, the Industry 4.0 requires a completely interconnected reality, but this same characteristic uncovers an unexpected vulnerability. Because with connectivity, the effect and impact of eventual attacks grow as well.


Lean Manufacturing and Its Evolution in Industry 4.0

Lean Manufacturing’s time has come or will it evolve with Industry 4.0?

Experts have spent many hypotheses on this question. In ESA Automation, we believe in a future where lean production and Industry 4.0 not only can coexist, but are connected through an important bond.


Energy Management and IoT: the ESA Automation Solutions

Improving your company’s energy efficiency is not only a financial necessity, it is one of the key points of the Industry 4.0 and smart factory.

That is why we need interconnected technologies that are able to monitor energy consumptions and, at the same time, play a part in their decrease. To answer this need, ESA Automation developed its line of energy management solutions.


Industry 4.0: the importance of automated and interconnected production

The Industry 4.0 has shifted the focus on the importance of automated and interconnected production.

More accessibility, efficiency and ability to exchange big volume of data among themselves: these are, in fact, the most important characteristics to look for in production machines and technologies, both to be competitive and to keep up with the new industrial principles.


Industry 4.0: Big Data analytics and productivity growth

The steam engine in the nineteenth century, electricity at the beginning of ‘900, and automation in the 1970s. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, technological advancement has driven productivity growth in industry.

During the past years, we have witnessed a fourth and new wave of technological progress: the Industry 4.0, based on the rise of industrial digital technology.