A guide to Industry 4.0 across the world
Industrial obsolete parts supplier EU Automation has released a book charting the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how countries around the world are digitalising.
Titled 4.0 Sight — Digital industry around the world, the book explains what manufacturers need to know about different global initiatives, such as Made in China 2025, Industry 4.0 and Japan’s Society 5.0, and how to apply the ideas to your own business models. Each chapter explores the role of technology in Industry 4.0 and predicts which technologies will shape the future of manufacturing, such as deep learning, modular automation and integrated platforms.
The book also explores how these technologies, which also include artificial intelligence, remote monitoring and additive manufacturing, will be crucial as we develop new ways of automating industry and the workforce of the future. Developments in advanced manufacturing technologies are also discussed.
The book features interviews with a range of experts in the industry, such as Neil Mead, editor of Automation magazine; Steve Ward, applications engineering director at GE; and Nigel Smith, CEO of TM Robotics. Each shares a perspective on how these global initiatives are changing the manufacturing industry and how businesses can adapt to remain competitive.
“We keep hearing about the next industrial revolution but no-one has put this into context to explain exactly what it means for companies around the world,” explained Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director of EU Automation and co-author of 4.0 Sight. “As a result, many manufacturers are scrambling to digitalise their operations often without a true appreciation of where the industry is headed.
“We wrote 4.0 Sight to eliminate any confusion for manufacturers. It acts as a travel guide to Industry 4.0 across the world. Each country has a different focus in its aim to digitalise. For example, Japan faces an ageing workforce and population, China is planning on becoming the world’s strongest economy and the UK wants to position itself as a leader in AI. Because the speed of development varies by country, we’ve seen the same industrial revolution referred to by different names.”
To download your free copy, visit http://www.4sightbook.com/.
Originally published here.
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