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Factories of the future: The honesty behind the hype

Apr
24
Wed
Terms like ‘factories of the future’, ‘industry 4.0’ and ‘industrial internet of things’ are part of common vocabulary. So much so that people not working in the sector presume robots and AI are running factories. Those of us in the game know the hype does not match the reality. Machines are costly in the extreme and no one is going to throw out a 20-year-old robotic arm for a shiny new one that comes with a $250,000 price tag.

Are human really losing jobs in manufacturing?

Mar
14
Thu
Since the automation process began there has been the cry that machines will replace people on the factory floor, but what’s the reality of this? Warehouse robots are getting more sophisticated certainly, but they’re not capable of fixing themselves yet so there is still work for people on the shop floor.

Manufacturing cybercrime at an industrial scale

Jun
4
Mon
Nearly half of manufacturers have been the victim of cyber crime with the sector now the third most targeted for attack according to a new report EEF and AIG, and carried out by The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) suggests.

New report predicts the future of automation

Feb
7
Wed
A new report by the multinational professional service network, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has identified three waves in which automation will grow in the coming years. The waves are; the algorithm wave; the augmentation wave, and autonomy wave.

The automation industry and cyber security

Jan
29
Mon
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) technology offers benefits in production-line tracking and remote worksite management, but the difficulty in developing IIoT security standards could wreak havoc, the likes of which we have never seen.

Automating the SMEs sector

Sep
5
Tue

Industry 4.0 is dubbed the fourth industrial revolution, but it is really an industrial ‘evolution’ in pace with the demands of the digital age. Nowadays, automation leaders can expect optimized machine capacity utilization, rapid production times and a lower number of rejects. Thanks to measurement technology, they are able to react promptly to changes in the market and produce small product series at low cost.

Cyber weapons in the production line

Jun
23
Fri
Cybercriminals have especially designed malware to disrupt the operation of industrial control systems (ICS), particularly electrical substations. The malware CrashOverride/Industroyer is capable of directly controlling switches and circuit breakers in electrical substation circuits.