Archives by Tag 'industry 4.0':

Smart Home
By Tom Fry: Monday 17th April, 2017

How much energy is your home consuming? And where is it going?

How much energy is your home consuming? And where is it going? Home energy monitoring is an industry that has experienced rapid growth over last 5 years but this is a question that many home owners still find themselves asking. Traditionally, home energy management systems can very easily measure the total power consumption of the […]

By Simon Jordan: Thursday 1st December, 2016

The Lost Art of Control

There’s no shortage of Silicon Valley companies eager to wire up the world, and no shortage of sensor manufacturers which can supply new measurements of process variables. The systems to shape and present all this data have benefitted massively from the ‘big data gold rush’. This is leading to a new problem – and one […]

By Tom Fry: Tuesday 12th July, 2016

Technology Transfer to some of the World’s Largest Industries

My colleague’s article on Edge Intelligence is well timed. Economic and environmental pressures are forcing companies, and indeed entire industries, to find ever more innovative solutions to optimize their processes and reduce down time. The shift from traditional manufacturing processes towards Smart Factories or Industry 4.0 requires a combination of smart sensors, wireless and wired […]

Production line
By Simon Jordan: Thursday 5th May, 2016

Edge Intelligence

The Internet of Things (IoT) is full of promise for remote monitoring. This is critical to modern businesses – not just because customer expectations are higher, but they are tending to provide services rather than hardware. Rolls-Royce famously did this with their jet engines, selling thrust rather than metal. This has accounting advantages for the […]

By Chris Roberts: Monday 15th June, 2015

4th Industrial revolution?

I spoke at a Gambica / Tech UK trade event earlier this week, and some of the sessions there were really interesting. One of the themes running through the day was that of “Industry 4.0” or the fourth industrial revolution. The idea here is that there have been three previous industrial revolutions: The First Industrial […]