Often referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Industry 4.0 comprises a breadth of technologies that enable industrial and supply chain automation. Cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things can create a smart factory or optimize an industrial process. The benefits to end users include increased safety and efficiency, cost savings, streamlined processes, fault detection, predictive maintenance, and more.
Sealed and Waterproof Solutions: As many industrial settings are exposed to water and other materials, sealed electronics can be critical. IP-rated sealed connectors, cable assemblies, and adapters from Amphenol RF enable wireless and coaxial connectivity for mission-critical Industry 4.0 data transfer.
Ruggedized Solutions: Industry 4.0 hardware must withstand harsh, corrosive, and otherwise challenging environments. Ruggedized RF connectors, cable assemblies, and adapters from Amphenol RF perform under conditions including rigorous vibration, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and more.
The center of factory automation and other Industry 4.0 applications. CPS create a “digital twin” of physical systems, merging advanced computing with machinery to enable automation.
Industrial assets can be monitored and managed through IoT or the “Internet of Things:” the connection of objects to the Internet. Performance metrics, fault detection and decision making support are possible through sensors and cloud-based algorithms.
Machine vision is one of the most highly adopted Industry 4.0 technologies, providing immediate benefits. Cameras backed by artificial intelligence enable automated precision quality control, product identification, robot guidance and more.
Advanced human-machine interfaces (HMI) facilitate complex interaction between humans and machines. Use cases of advanced HMI include remote guidance for workers through augmented reality and monitoring worker safety with wearable devices.
Robots and drones automate tasks and increase safety across the entire supply chain. These may replace human labor on factory and warehouse floors performing tasks including transportation, packaging, shipping and inspections.
Traditional wired networking protocols for mission-control industrial data transfer can be supplemented with Industry 4.0 technology. Advanced wireless technologies that perform in harsh, high-noise environments provide network flexibility and can bridge disparate systems.
“Internet of Things” sensors and devices may be integrated with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to inform decision making. Commonly used in remote and harsh environments such as oil rigs or mines, these systems require ruggedized, sealed electronics and wireless communications.
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