The economy is currently on the threshold to a fourth industrial revolution. The purpose of this turnaround is to make production more flexible, efficient, intelligent but also more individual. Therefore, it can be said that after decades of mass production the way goes back to single-unit production. The German government has also discovered the chances of this trend and so they started investing in research of this so-called “Industry 4.0”. What are the developments we can look forward to? Which are the motivating forces of the Industry 4.0 and which were the motivating forces of the first three industrial revolutions? We want to answer these questions in this blog post.
Surely, the definition of Ethernet is well known to all the readers who once occupied themselves with connecting their own computers in a home network. More and more frequently the term Industrial Ethernet is used in connection with industrial systems. We will give you a deeper look into that topic here.
If you want to inform yourself about the topic of automation, you will need to learn more about fieldbus systems. The main reason for that is the increasing number of electronic components in nearly every area of life. But what exactly does that mean and where does the wide distribution of fieldbus systems come from? What is the assignment of the fieldbus and how do the communication networks operate? These and further questions will be answered in this blog post.