Tag: Industry4.0

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Reviewing 3D Machine Vision and Its Applications in the Industry 4.0 Age

With technological innovation occurring at a faster rate than ever before, many once expensive technologies are being made significantly cheaper. And nowhere is this more true than in the field of 3D machine vision. While machine vision is no new technological development, the emergence of cheaper 3D imaging cameras and sensors has recently been the […]

Industrial PC Applications In Industrial Automation

Industrial automation can be roughly defined as the use of technology and control systems (Industrial PC, PLC, PAC, etc) to automate industrial processes to improve on quality and output without the need for significant human intervention. Control systems are used to dictate the automatic operation of integrated technology and other equipment. In large car factories […]

Ensuring IT/OT Network Security in Critical Infrastructure

Background After a series of high-profile cyber security incidents on critical infrastructures, governments and enterprises of such facilities have taken malwares seriously into considerations. Apparently, the malwares or ransomware over the past couple years, such as Stuxnet, WannaCry and Crash Override, have publically exposed the vulnerability of SCADA Networks or Industrial Control Systems in today’s […]

Predictive Maintenance 4.0 reshaping rolling stock Asset Management

Cornerstone of the 4th industrial revolution, predictive maintenance 4.0 is a fast growing market of IoT-enabled intelligent sensors and data communication technologies built for machine condition monitoring applications. In any industry, extending the lifespan of your equipment and tools is a great way of cutting down on waste and can save businesses money by reducing […]

Employing High Availability IEC 61850 Substation Automation Gateway into Service

Challenges Utility institutions today are operating globally and relying on substation automation systems to have a secured and reliable solution for controlling and monitoring status of the substations and grids. Historically, substation automation structures involve multiple proprietary protocols which consist of numerous remote thermal units, PLCs, HMIs and plenty of computing systems to be wired […]

Custom-made Connected Platforms for Industrial IoT Applications

IoT v.s. Industrial IoT IoT is conventionally associated with consumer electronics and application scenarios. One of such application scenarios is a smart thermostat device used as the connected gateway for connecting you to your air conditioning system at home so that you can switch on/off and/or control interior temperature from a distance, before you arrive […]

An Integrated Communication Platform with a Substation Monitoring System

It’s not too difficult for a substation automation company, based in Hebei, China, to find industrial computer manufacturers. The challenging task was finding a partner who was capable of providing low-cost customized solutions to meet their needs. The Challenge This company needed a cost-effective communication platform that could be customized based on their requirements, and […]

A Communication Platform in a Wind Power Monitoring System

Wind power is a renewable source of energy and China has been actively expanding its wind installations over the past decade. Presently, China is the leader in wind power capacity, making up over 26% of the world total. Wind farms can consist of several hundred wind turbines in remote, harsh environments. Researchers believe that, with […]

Intelligent Solar Power Monitoring System

Introduction The mounting concerns for climate changes have had many governments seek out feasible energy solutions that are more environmental friendly and less exhaustible; one of the more popular and better developed renewable energy solutions is the solar energy and the reason being solar power systems convert readily available and inexhaustible sunlight directly into electricity […]

Intelligent Building Solution – Building Energy Monitoring System

Introduction The global energy shortage is now a global crisis. And actions such as energy substitution are being taken to avoid the serious social and economic implications such crisis could potentially bring. Governments around the world have been tackling the energy shortage by implementing technologies to tap into renewable energy sources such as solar and […]