Featured Stories

Categories

Mobile and Industry 4.0

Graham Immerman
April 08, 2018

What is industry 4.0 for mobile? What does it mean for the industry? Quite a bit!

TechRadar said, "If communications are at the heart of Industry 4.0 then 5G’s low latency, high capacity and gigabit speeds could take the IIoT to the next level."

Industry 4.0 is already changing manufacturing at a rapid pace, but 5G could speed that up even more. As technology continues to progress, people will continue to find ways to use it in ways that positively impact industry!

Why mobile is at the heart of Industry 4.0Source: http://www.techradar.com

5G and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are two megatrands taking shape in the mobile industry but they do not have a dependent relationship. The former is a new generation of mobile networks while the latter is a completely new way of doing business that can transform entire industries. They may overlap in several areas, but each has its own, individual development path. Industrial giants like Siemens and Bosch have been touting the concept for some time now, using the umbrella term ‘Industry 4.0’ to describe what is an evolution in manufacturing, incorporating advanced communications and automation. But if communications are at the heart of Industry 4.0 then 5G’s low latency, high capacity and gigabit speeds could take the IIoT to the next level. It’s a huge opportunity for the entire mobile sector to provide the networks, devices and applications needed. Read More

Comments

Related posts

Robot use still increasing in manufacturing
18Jun

Robot use still increasing in manufacturing

Robot use continues to grow in the manufacturing industry.  Tech Republic said, "The key driver for these technologies has been to promote the safety of workers, the report found, but organizations ha...

How smartphones are being used for Industry 4.0
30May

How smartphones are being used for Industry 4.0

Have you started using smartphones on your floor? There are pros and cons. Engineering.com said, "Consumer smartphones are communication devices that include several built-in sensors. When an applicat...

Industry 4.0's effect on engineering
27May

Industry 4.0's effect on engineering

The manufacturing industry and the engineering field have always been connected - and industry 4.0 is changing both! IndustryWeek said, "The most promising emerging technologies of Industry 4.0 are im...

Generalized technology vs. purpose-built
24May

Generalized technology vs. purpose-built

Generalized technologies are becoming more popular, in some cases they are actually replacing purpose-built options.  Forbes reported, "One of the core opportunities of Industry 4.0 is the development...

Notable inventions that led to Industry 4.0
23May

Notable inventions that led to Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a product of manufacturing's history and a few notable inventions.  The invention of the telephone changed the world - and it changed business considerably! The same goes for invention...

Who is leading the charge?
22May

Who is leading the charge?

Who is leading the charge when it comes to Industry 4.0? Assembly plants. Assembly Magazine said, "Factories of the future will feature advanced technology, such as additive manufacturing, artificial ...

Why Industry 4.0 is unprecedented
15May

Why Industry 4.0 is unprecedented

Industry 4.0 is resulting in unprecedented levels of efficiency and productivity. Digital Twins are taking that a step further. A digital twin has to do with two way interactions between physical and ...

Industry 4.0 is worth your attention.
15May

Industry 4.0 is worth your attention.

Industry 4.0 is absolutely worth your attention if you are in the manufacturing field! Automation World said, "Now, there is no doubt about the benefits of digital transformation—efficiencies that red...

Don't wait on Industry 4.0
13May

Don't wait on Industry 4.0

The "wait and see" method is not a good choice when it comes to Industry 4.0. Tech HQ reported, "As this seachange takes hold, GlobalData’s Disruptive Tech Analyst, Kiran Raj, warns that manufacturers...

Here come the smart factories
10May

Here come the smart factories

Industry 4.0 is bringing more smart factories!  IT Web said, "In the advent of Industry 4.0, the global manufacturing sector is expected to see enhanced human-machine interaction, driving interconnect...