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OPC UA – an overview over the central Industry 4.0 standard
In principle, technical standards are supposed to improve the efficiency and interoperability of technical devices and components. But frequently we find competing standards, in particular in the industrial sector. This becomes even more problematic in the era of Industry 4.0 and increasingly networked machines and systems. Enter OPC UA, a platform that is poised to overcome the old rivalries.
How to get started with Artificial intelligence
The need of the industrial sector for greater flexibility in production is growing faster than the possibilities offered by classic automation engineering. For this reason, machine manufacturers and automation specialists have been developing more and more “smart” machines with enhanced capabilities based on artificial intelligence (AI). This is a trend that practically nobody can afford to ignore. But how to get started with this new technology?
Embrace Artificial Intelligence or miss the boat
Automation specialists and machine manufacturers have been driving industrial automation for decades, relying on technical innovation, a broad know-how in the programming of applications and operating systems as well as an in-depth understanding of their customers’ processes. But still, the advent of artificial intelligence presents a whole new world of challenges. Is the industry ready to face them?
Artificial intelligence: Today's technology solving tomorrow’s problems
Ever greater variety in the product portfolio, still greater flexibility in production, but the same efficiency as in mass production—today’s machines need to meet ever increasing demands.
This is the reason why besides classic automation technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is used more and more often. But what can this technology do, and how will it change machine engineering?
Thomas Linde, AI expert at KEBA, provides some answers.
AI drives the control technology revolution
Smart robots, predictive maintenance systems or dashboards that recommend how to adjust the settings for active processes in order to save resources or improve production quality—these are just some of the new developments that have come in with Industry 4.0. All these examples have one thing in common: They all rely on artificial intelligence (AI). What effect does the use of AI have on control and automation technology today?