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Industry 4.0: Predictive Maintenance [Full subscriber]

Introduction Since the beginning of process operations, maintenance has been the key to survival. Whenever we look into historical descriptions of early operations, there is a workshop not far from […]

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Industry 4.0: Blockchain & Internet of Things: The best of both worlds optimally combined [Full subscriber]

  When the term blockchain is used, almost everyone thinks of Bitcoin. But then, cryptocurrency is only one of the many possible applications of this technology: blockchains are decentralized digital […]

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What is an algorithm? [Full subscriber]

For many, an algorithm implies a set of rules based objectively on empirical evidence or data. It also suggests a system that is highly complex1. However, “complexity” is a relative […]

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Industry 4.0 – Big Data – Smart Data [Full subscriber]

This column has dealt with data in many different aspects over the last half year. Data are being generated out of various sources within the overall production process of a […]

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Industry 4.0: Artificial Intelligence AI [Full subscriber]

HAL 9000 For many of us, the culmination of Artificial Intelligence application is science fiction. A computer with the ability to self-reflect and analyse its failures and take action to […]

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Industry 4.0 – Additive Manufacturing [Full subscriber]

In the history of digitalization, we have seen several use-cases and development steps becoming more and more relevant today. Even though they have been around for more than 20 years […]

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Industry 4.0: Augmented Reality [Full subscriber]

Digitalisation is more than simply replacing paper documents with tablets. Leveraging the full potential of digitalisation empowers completely new workflows in process plants today. And the expectations could not be […]

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Industry 4.0: Vertical & horizontal data integration and management [Full subscriber]

Availability of data or the generation of data is in today’s sugar factories no problem at all. An ever-increasing pool of devices, systems and processes provides data that, in many […]

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Industrial Internet of Things IIoT [Full subscriber]

The increasing digitalization of companies and the associated networking of nearly all sectors are generating tremendous economic potential. Today over 20 billion devices and machines are already connected via the […]

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The CLOUD [Full subscriber]

The CLOUD – Talk of the town worldwide, used billions of times each day, miraculously working and in the news only, once it rains, or when massive security problems make […]

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