As the umbrella organization for Europe’s manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery, EUROMAP develops recommendations that are recognized as industry standards. In mid-September, the EUROMAP working group gathered in Austria to discuss its recommendation for a real-time communication interface for injection molding machines and robots.
Everyone talks about it, but what do we actually mean by Cloud and Cloud Computing? In fact, the Cloud metaphor is rather old. It was first used in the discussions around APRANET (1977) and CSNET (1981), both predecessors of our today’s Internet. Already back then the term “Cloud” described a vision, where computing power and data were flexibly accessible – independent from physical devices and location.
What sounds like the latest weather report, well-matching to our cold and wet November days, is actually just a small glance on a huge jungle of new and confusing technology acronyms. What is today subsumed under the term “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” has led to an amazing amount of new language elements and word-creations.
Whitepaper: Packaging 4.0
A recent PWC survey has shown that industry has rather high expectations when looking into the migration to Smart Industry or Industry 4.0. Besides increasing the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by more than 20% and reducing total costs (TCO) to the same extent, 61% of the survey participants plan to actively collect and analyze their own ‘Big Data’.