Industry 4.0 is changing the game – fast – for manufacturers and the entire supply chain.
Connecting IT and OT systems across all operations in a business, it's enabling data accumulation at an unprecedented scale.
And at AUSPACK 2017 in Sydney next week the industry can learn about how to make this data unlock value on the production line and beyond.
Manufacturers have more data at their disposal than they realise – intelligent assets like sensors, devices, machinery and other production assets can potentially deliver huge cost savings if the data they store is accessed and exploited intelligently.
It is estimated by the year 2020, more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet. These devices are getting smarter and consequently, will help make manufacturing smarter.
Now more than ever, manufacturers can readily take advantage of this growing intelligence through modern technology, such as cloud, mobile and converged plantwide EtherNet/IP.
As plants and production processes modernise current and legacy systems, and plant networks converge with enterprise business systems, manufacturers are gaining access to a tremendous amount of data. However, most need help to maximise the benefits of their data and transform it into actionable information.
And there's the reason to visit AUSPACK 2017, where exhibitors will provide access to the latest thinking and technology on Industry 4.0, from information and automation solutions, to robotics and integrated coding and vision systems.
More than 350 exhibitors and over 1200 brands will be represented from the processing, packaging, materials, components and materials handling sectors.
And more than 6000 visitors, including 35% from interstate and overseas, are expected to attend.
Exhibitors include Foodmach, Fibre King, Rockwell Automation, tna, Sick, SMC, C21 Systems, Robot Technologies Systems Australia and more.
AUSPACK 2017 will run from March 7-10 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.