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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The "Industry 4.0 project" was first introduced by the German Government during the 2011 Hannover Fair. Industry 4.0 was designed to prepare Germany industry for the future of manufacturing as automation becomes faster, more efficient and more flexible. Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

Industry History

Revolution is by its nature disruptive, and Industry 4.0 is no different from its predecessors

Industry 1.0

The introduction of steam and water power replaced traditional sources such as human and animal with mechanical machines.

This process began the industrialisation and provided the foundations for the second Industrial Revolution.

Industry 2.0

The introduction of electrical energy created the foundations for mass production.

The implementation of this technology created the division between higher performing machined production and human labor.

Industry 3.0

Through the use of electronic and IT systems the 3rd Industrial Revolution pathed the way for automation in the production process.

Industry 4.0

The 4th industrial revolution is the coming together of cyber and physical networks with the goal to create truly autonomous systems.

Factors influencing the rise of Industry 4.0

Manufacturing transformation was enabled by the strong advancement in technology, more data, faster processing, and better analytics

The Factory of Tomorrow

Important questions need to be resolved before factories become truly smart.


IT security and Standardisation Roadmap on Industry 4.0

The biggest challenge and obstacles we face before complete factory integration is standardisation and security protocols within Industry 4.0. It is estimated that only 37% of companies protect their network infrastructure by encryption or authentication software.

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