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Industry 4.0

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German Trade & Invest


[German Trade & Invest]: 

Industrie 4.0 - Smart Manufacturing for the Future.  

  • INDUSTRIE 4.0 connects embedded system production technologies and smart production process to pave the way to a new technological age.
  • INDUSTRIE 4.0 represents a paradigm shift from “centralized” to “decentralized” smart manufacturing and production.

“Smart production” becomes the norm in a world where intelligent ICT-based machines, systems and networks are capable of independently exchanging and responding to information to manage industrial production processes.





The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the move towards digitisation and involves three key parts:  

  • The Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems: such as sensors having the ability to collect data that can be used by manufacturers and producers.
  • The advancements in big data and powerful analytics:  systems can trawl through the huge sets of data and produce insights that can be acted upon quickly.
  • The communications infrastructure: backing this up is secure enough to be used by heavy industries.

Smart factories, which will be at the heart of Industry 4.0, will take on board information and communication technology for an evolution in the supply chain and production line that brings a much higher level of both automation and digitisation. It means machines using self-optimisation, self-configuration and even artificial intelligence to complete complex tasks in order to deliver vastly superior cost efficiencies and better quality goods or services.



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