- November 05, 2020
Automation 2020: IIoT and Industry 4.0
Despite pandemic-related disruptions to work processes and supply chains, advances and use cases for a variety of smart manufacturing technologies continue to evolve. Digitalization is happening, allowing the benefits to reveal themselves and best practices to emerge. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystems and tools are emerging that make building these data gathering systems easier. Data analytic techniques and digital twin technologies are being refined and applied—all in support of greater efficiencies. In this edition of AUTOMATION 2020, you’ll discover how to leverage standardized IIoT ecosystems, as well as how to design fault tolerant IIoT. You’ll learn how dynamic digital twins can be even more beneficial than static digital twins, and discover how smart instruments feed data analytics. You’ll even discover alternatives to optical character recognition for automatic print inspection.