Unlock the value of Industry 4.0 at AUSPACK 2019

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Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been a game changer not only for manufacturers but the entire supply chain.

Connecting IT and OT systems across all operations in a business is enabling data accumulation at an unprecedented scale.

At AUSPACK 2019 you can learn about how to make this data unlock value on the production line and beyond.

The fourth industrial revolution is reshaping how we work and do business. Little wonder more Australian businesses are now implementing smart factory technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

At the AUSPACK 2019 Business & Industry Conference,John Broadbent,founder of Realise Potential, will lead a panel discussion on taking the “leap of faith” toward Industry 4.0.

To pull off a successful Industry 4.0 transition, it’s important to understand what this technology is and how to implement it, Broadbent says.

“If you go down the path of understanding what the Industrial Internet of Things can do for you, it will help you keep the doors open – make your business more sustainable and here for the long term and keep people in employment.”

Helping to simplify complex topics

And to help make Industry 4.0 and IIoT technology more accessible, Nord, SMC Pneumatics, Beckhoff Automation, Balluff, and ZI-Argus, are joining forces to form a new open-source knowledge group dubbed Open IIoT.

The group will have representatives at Stand B237 to field questions from visitors and help simplify complex topics.

Foodmach CCO Earle Roberts says Industry 4.0 is a facility-wide endeavour, but when it comes to implementing it on the production line, manufacturers often wonder where to begin.

“This is where line integration skills and the use of programming standards come in,” he says.

Performance monitoring

Also, HMPS (Stand G140) has launched its new Industry 4.0 solution, HMPSConnect, which was previously piloted at a number of Australian manufacturing sites.

HMPSConnect will link HMPS equipment into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing a dashboard for users to easily access data across all of their machines. This includes key operating parameters and performance monitoring.

At Stand E140, SMC will showcase its IIoT solutions for the food, beverage and packaging industries, while at Stand D140 intelligent product identification specialist Matthews Australasia will take visitors through a suite of intelligent identification products designed to optimise the benefits of IIoT connectivity.

AUSPACK 2019 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 26-29. The Business and Industry Conference will be run in conjunction with the exhibition on March 26-27.

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