Microprocessor-aided technologies are taking over manufacturing worldwide, and melding formerly separate operations for greater optimization, efficiency and savings. This is the integrated, networked and digital heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0, and it was visible everywhere at Hannover Fair 2015 on April 13-17. "Hannover Messe 2015 has made it unmistakably clear—Industry 4.0 has arrived, and is sweeping every sector of industry," says Jochen Köckler, member of fair organizer Deutsche Messe's managing board. "Digital integration is becoming a key aspect of modern manufacturing, and this trend is set to continue at a rapid pace." For…Full Story
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