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    Industry 4.0 is here and it's time to take those first steps!

    Start with connectivity. Advanced Manufacturing said, "The first thing required for Industry 4.0 is digital connectivity between machine tools and the computers that analyze machine data."

    Then move to implementing Industry 4.0 in ways that are easier but make a big impact. For example, reduce machine downtime.

    Expand at a pace that is right for you, and you will be moving in the right direction. Take that first step!

    Recommended ReadImplementing Industry 4.0 in Three Key Steps - Advanced ManufacturingSource: http://advancedmanufacturing.org

    Vivek Furtado, digitalization manager, machine tools for Siemens Industry Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, explained that on older machines without an Ethernet interface “you’ll have to get the data out of the PLC.Both systems can perform these functions on the machine control without external connectivity, or Siemens can move this and other data to the cloud for further analysis via its Manage MyMachine function.Read More

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