What is Industry 4.0?

The Internet has pervaded most aspects of our lives. It is now inconceivable to live in a world without Internet.

That’s why at CANS, we don’t take Industry 4.0 lightly.

History has shown that marked improvement in economic growth occurs whenever there is increase in productivity. In the past, this has happened during the periods of mechanisation, labour intensive mass production and automated production using technology. The fourth industrial revolution, coined Industry 4.0, has been introduced in recent years.

Industrial Revolutions

Industry 4.0 is the future of technology where objects, machines and various devices (which are all called “things”) are all connected to each other in a secure networked environment. Intelligent machines can perform complex tasks automatically by communicating with other machines, with little or no human intervention.

Industry 4.0 is replacing the traditional work model by providing more intelligent equipment and environments. Apart from improvements to productivity, it will also improve efficiency, quality, accuracy, reduce human errors, centralise information, allow cohesive data flow management and introduce artificial intelligence to the way we live in the future.

Here at CANS, we are ready to provide the best solutions to help our customers migrate to the next generation of automation. We facilitate this by ensuring all your automation needs are catered to Industry 4.0 requirements, including IoT ready automation systems, cloud computing, big data and analytics.

We have ready solutions which can stream traditional data from instruments, controllers and servers into the cloud via enabler gateways. We also have Internet ready I/O gateways. Simply plug the instrument or end-device into our I/O gateway solutions and stream data into the cloud. The acquired data can reside within a public, private or hybrid cloud.

But we don’t stop here.

CANS is also able to provide customised software to analyse this data. Our team of engineers and mathematicians are able to work with database software, apply mathematical models and solicit useful trends which were previously not visible. This yields useful business intelligence for our customers and assists them in predicting future trends & patterns.