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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.