With more connected devices comes a need for increased cybersecurity. The Engineer said, "It is imperative that manufacturing plants looking to adopt Industry 4.0 take steps to improve security and ensure they are not exposing their systems to cybercriminals." We agree! In our system, the data flows from each machine to an onsite IoT Gateway that isolates the machine network from the public internet. Machine data is encrypted before being securely relayed to the MachineMetrics cloud. Cybersecurity is absolutely a priority.
Industry 4.0 is the next phase in modern manufacturing. The term describes the fourth industrial revolution where, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), physical devices within industrial plants are being fused with the internet so that processes can be carried out through automation. Industry 4.0 essentially means that manufacturing plants are getting ‘smarter’ as all physical devices are becoming connected, where they can talk to each other, become more efficient and trigger actions with minimal human involvement. Read More