In comparison to other projects such as Industrial Internet with the Industrial Consortium (IC). Industry 4.0 was initially used primarily for manufacturing but it continues to go further.

Various parties interested in Industry 4.0 have taken Industry4.0 to intelligent transport and logistics, intelligent buildings, clever mining, intelligent oil and gas, smart healthcare, and smart “x” or “anything”.  In Industry 4.0, intelligent products allow us to move from centralized control systems to an approach that defines manufacturing processes through intelligent products. The intelligent “x” is higher. However, let’s take a look at the origin/history of industry 4.0 and how we got there.

The economy stands on the brink of the fourth revolution in manufacturing. The actual and virtual world, powered by the Internet and geared towards the Internet of Things, continues to converge.

The start: Germany’s High-Tech Strategy reorientation

In 2006, the German government presented its “High-Tech Strategy” at Hannover Messe.

In ‘Die Neue Hightech-Strategie Innovationen für Deutschland’, the government clarified how it was aiming at driving creativity and was not only about technical innovation. But also about ‘social innovation’ with the culture at the core, a little like Japan’s Society 5.0.

Five key concepts includes in the conceptual reorientation, which, among others, would guide R&D goals and include multiple divisions. One of them was the concept of goals for potential challenges to build value and (enhance) quality of life, with the digital economy and community as one such future challenge.

It’s here that Industry 4.0, powered by the Internet and the Internet of Things, was first described in a direct relationship with the start of the fourth industrial revolution. The paper described the features of potential industrial development as follows:

  • High degree of individualization (personalization) of highly flexible manufacturing products;
  • The early inclusion/involvement of stakeholders and corporate associates in the processes of design and value creation;
  • The linkage between manufacturing and high-quality facilities will result in so-called mixed goods.

With a particular emphasis on protection and job and jobs effect, the government expressed its intent to help industry and research community grow and introduce Industrie 4.0. Smart Services, Smart Data, Cloud Computing, digital and smart networking, digital research, and living environments were other digital focus. Industry 4.0 is more closely related.

A working advisory committee on innovation policies has been formed to analyze the goals of agenda and produce recommendations on innovation. He was promoted to the rank of Dr. Henning Kagermann, by, and previously from, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering and SAP.

The future projects in the 4.0 Industry

The findings of the advisory group’s work in different fields, including Industrie 4.0, five years later, in 2011, by Dr. Kagermann, Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster from the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence(DFKI), and Dr. Wolf-Dieter Lukas from the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.

They wrote an essay (PDF openings), titled “Industry 4.0: Mit dem Internet der Dinge Auf dem Weg Zur 4 before a press conference was held at the Hannover Messe. Industrial Rebellion” (Industry 4.0: on the road to the fourth industrial revolution with the Internet of Things).

The future project Industrie 4.0, built on cyber-physical structures, has implemented and has concentrated on designing new business models. In 2013, Bitkom, the German Mechanical Engineering Association (VDMA), and ZVEI, later joined by others, develops the Industry 4.0 platform to further expand the platform.

In addition to organizational process optimization, services for a large spectrum of applications are potential of the fourth industry movement. This complements the Internet of Things with the “Services Internet,” as smart products deliver their features as smart services. (Industrie 4.0: Mit dem Internet der Dinge Auf dem Weg zur 4. industriellen Revolution, 2011).

In combination with those other collaborators, including ACTECH, Industry 4.0, including standardization and international coordination, continues to measure success in Industry 4.0, education, and R&D. However, Industry 4.0 is not just a concern of industrial policy. It also tackles environmental and social issues such as the efficiency of energy, the security of the atmosphere, or urbanization.

Industry4.0 today works to make Industry 4.0 a reality through its workgroups in some of the ahead issues and tasks listed, including specifications, standards, metrics, protection, software, business models, legal dimensions (also data-related), work, learning and know-how, global cooperation, and so on. In view of the internationalization of Industry 4.0, Plattform Industrie 4.0, which still has a heavy German focus, still has a website in English for many years.

At differing rates, this global spread of Industrie 4.0 with universal challenges and prospects worldwide, as well as cross-fertilizations. That can be accomplished by relationships with the US industry, the Japanese industry, the EU industry programs, and so forth. However, before the vision of Business 4.0 recognizes in more businesses than it actually is, there are many obstacles.

Numerous Industry 4.0 meanings – what is Industry 4.0?

The initial priorities of Industry 4.0 are usually automation, developing operations (manufacturing), and maximizing productivity/production. Creativity and the transition to the modern business models and revenue streams of knowledge and services as their cornerstones are mature. Find some definitions of Industry 4.0 below.

What did Industry 4.0 first mean?

The proposed 2011 definition of Industry 4.0 was very long. GTAI (Germany Trade and Invest) addressed the problems of what business is for (a synonym of Industry 4.0 and the definition of Industrie 4.0) in a paper entitled “Industry 4.0 – smart manufacturing for the future.”

An extract: the smart industry or “INDUSTRIE 4.0” applies to the technology advancement from embedded devices to cyberspace systems…Industry 4.0, on the way to the Internet, reflects the next 4th industrial revolution. Decentralized intelligence helps develop intelligent networking of artifacts and autonomous process control through connectivity between real-life and virtual environments. Which is an important new feature of development and production.

More Industry 4.0 definitions

Of course, not all Industry 4.0 concepts are alike. In fact, Industry 4.0 means a lot to certain people and some would not accept the concept of Industry 4.0.

Industry 4.0 was described as “a name for current trends in automation and manufacturing technology data sharing, including cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, cloud computing, cognitive computing, and smart factory growth. Industry 4.0 concept is similar to the original but not absolutely accurate or at least no longer correct, as Industry 4.0 is more than integration and sharing of data. Which goes beyond the business (e.g. the key role of workers, the key role of energy efficiency, etc).

When we take Industry 4.0 as the official guideline for all products, a standardized description on the website goes. “Industry 4.0 refers to the intelligent networking, by information and communications technology, of machines and processes for the industry.”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

As a reminder of the classical vision that industry 4.0 has been increasingly common in these four revolutions, the following:

  1. The first technological revolution REALLY was a revolution that would lead to the industrial transformation of society by way of trains, mechanization of industry, and smog loads due, among other things, to the invention of steam engines, the use of water and steam power, and all kinds of other devices.
  2. In general, the second industrial revolution seen as the period in which electricity and modern “inventions” made possible. Such as the assembly line, contributed to mass manufacturing and some degree automation.
  3. The Third Industrial Revolution associates with the growth, with creation and exchange of computer networks (WAN, LAN, MAN). And the development of robots in the manufacturing sector, networking, and, of course, the advent, of the Internet. The great changing of gaming in terms of the manner in which the data and exchanges.
  4. During the fourth industrial revolution, the integration of IT and OT technology and other previously listed technologies (the internet of things (Internet of things, big data, cloud, etc.) with additional accelerators, including advanced robotics, push from ‘just’ the Internet and customer-server paradigm to all-round mobility.
Some would want to incorporate technology infusion and networking to industry 4.0 in the form of human/digital body and mind fusion.

The injection of AI, hyper-connection, and analysis of data, as well as the way things interact, function, and contribute to the omnipresence of the Internet of All, in nearly every part/maker of Industry 4.0, is one thing, man/machine integration (or technical extension) is still a little farther away and is so dynamic and can lead to the creation of so many different things.

According to the Boston Consulting Group, Industry 4.0 deals with the integration and deployment of nine new industries. For example, robots, automated additional manufacturing, increased reality, simulations, horizontal and vertical incorporation, Industrial Internet, cloud, cyber-security, and big-data and analysis. In the light of the Boston Consulting group.

It is clear that some businesses have invested today in several of these innovations. They have mostly made developments in the conventional pillars of the 3rd platform. For example, cloud and large-scale data and analysis, and make more and more streamlined use of the Commercial Internet of Things, combining with some of them. Collections of infrastructure and associated benefits.

The Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0

Obviously the digital revolution of production (and associated sectors and processes) with industrial giants in the market, It did not only arise in Germany (and Europe) (Bosch, Siemens, you name it).

The Third Industrial Innovation wave of the Industrial Internet and The Fourth Industrial Revolution

As already noted, the Industrial Internet Cooperative launched in the USA by GE and many other industrial players (including non-Americans, who also belong to ‘Plattform Industrie 4.0’).

In the picture above of Industry 4.0, though in the Boston Consultancy Community image it has been cited as one of the supporting industrial technology in the network of computer and commodity connectivity and networked networking artifacts of IIoT, Industrial Internet. As we have written an experiment coinciding with American industrial giant GE.

But the distinction between Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet is that the Industrial Internet was initially called the third industrial wave of innovation. So rather than the fourth revolution in the industry, the third wave of creativity.

It just indicates that the three industrial waves of Internet invention are reasonably innovative terms:

  • The Revolution in Manufacturing. The true one and a blend of business 4.0 views of the first and second revolutions.

Internet Revolution: ‘the potential of computation and the proliferation of distributed networks of knowledge.’

  • The Internet of Industry: what is considered Industry 4.0’s fourth technological revolution.

Today however, the idea of four technological revolutions generally recognize, and so Industry 4.0.

Collaboration between Industry 4.0 and industrial Internet Consortium in globalization, architectures, and standardization

In contrast to the German platform “Industry 4.0” which focussed more closely on manufacturing (though still used for logistics and more in Logistics 4.0). The Industrial Internet Consortium has a more cross-industry approach.

Both the Industrial Internet Consortium and the Industrial 4.0 platform have shared multiple tasks and viewpoint. And more and more businesses have entered both platforms, and they have both began to collaborate. After all, in a globalized environment, we still work, certainly in industrial development and associated markets.

The collaboration was thus apparent, particularly when both industrial bodies operated on an architectural basis. In the background of Business 4.0 and “Platform Industry 4.0,” this architecture to as the RAMI 4.0 framework. The system of the industrial web consortium is known as IIRA, abbreviated to the Industrial web architecture.

Early 2016 the Industrial internet Alliance and the Industrial Network 4.0, focused on standardization, the ‘latest’ production architecture, industry priorities, and the position of the Internet of Things, announced their cooperation.

Looking today, technologies have been tackling us next over and above the cyber-physical production systems. But have allowed, among other things condition monitoring and remote opportunities, aside from production, are being increasingly attracted. As was the case in the Industrial Internet Community and the cyber-physical systems.

Find out more in our Industry 4.0 section!