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Category: Industry 4.0

Followers know that I am fascinated by the visions of TV and movie writers of the 1960s and 70s. These were my formative years and like many in my generation, John F Kennedy and the American space program and race to the moon with the USSR captivated my imagination. I read every science fiction book [...] Read more

By Dave Perkon, Technical Editor Reprinted from Control Design, Jun 27, 2019 What do machine builders, system integrators and manufacturers need to know about time-sensitive networking (TSN)? In simplest terms, it is better Ethernet. What used to be many networks and gateways to meet performance requirements will be deterministic control and information on a single […]

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Futura Automation Industry 4.0

By Vincent Rutgers Brand Contributor Deloitte Reprinted from Forbes Magazine, June 24, 2019 When it comes to the fourth industrial revolution, it seems no capability has been touted more than the connected enterprise. For years now, the connected enterprise—where everything from factory floors to retail shelves are digitally linked—has been one of the main objectives […]

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Welcome to the Futura Automation June 2019 Issue of Automation Solutions and Robotics. This month we turn our attention to ISA95 standards, working alongside Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0. Making Manual Manufacturing Repeatable and Efficient Tulip with FormLabs CaseStudy American manufacturers in particular desire the benefits of ISA95 cum "Industry 4.0". This is how American [...] Read more
ISA95
What is ISA95 and where did it come from? Though it was launched in 1995, one might say ISA95 is just now coming into its own under the re-branding of Industry 4.0. It has been adopted as ISO / IEC 62264 with latest edition in 2016. ISA95 is a 25 year standard with legs. ANSI/ISA-95, or ISA-95 as [...] Read more
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Download the Whitepaper 4 Principles of Industry 4.0   From Forbes Magazine, September 17, 2018 by Adi Gaskell:  Industry 4.0 was first proposed in Germany in 2011, and purports to propel us into a new way of thinking about industry.  It contains things such as the smart factory and cyber-physical monitoring systems, and broadly follows [...] Read more
Smarter ways to Manufacture in 2019: Tulip makes its award-winning platform available online to manufacturers of all sizes, accelerating innovation with new cloud-based plans and a 30-day free trial. Empowers shop floor managers and manufacturing process engineers to build their own applications to support their own objectives; If you can think of the use-case, you can [...] Read more
Smart Workstations from Bosch and Tulip
GET IN TOUCH Meet the Workstation of the future: Futura Automation and Tulip present the Smart Workstation. The product is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, combining a manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform. You can build and customize your own workstation - GET IN TOUCH for a customized quote [...] Read more