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Industry 4.0 - revolution or evolution?

Graham Immerman
May 30, 2018

Industry Week argues that Industry 4.0 is an evolution rather than a revolution. They said, "The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is often portrayed as a replacement of legacy technology, but it’s real potential lies not in a radical rip-and-replace overhaul strategy but through incremental smart upgrades and improvements." They are right, most industries and companies cannot do a complete overhaul all at once. Adding in these machines and technologies over time is a great way to make the transition. 

Industry 4.0 is an Evolution, Not a RevolutionSource: http://www.industryweek.com

The commercial refrigeration industry – a $9.4 billion a year business in the United States– is well-aligned for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and all the advantages it brings. Smart, connected technology is starting to appear now in self-monitoring refrigeration systems that can make critical real-time adjustments based on their specific contents, hence reducing energy consumption and costs while preserving their precious content. In addition, these smart systems can predict costly operational glitches and proactively schedule maintenance to ensure continuous operation. To bring about this evolution, refrigeration companies hardly ever rip out and completely replace their existing systems. Replacing hundreds or even thousands of industrial fridges, freezers and delivery vehicles would be prohibitively expensive and threaten service continuity. Read More

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