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Industry 4.0: The Industrial Internet of Things by Alasdair Gilchrist

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© Alasdair Gilchrist 2016

Alasdair Gilchrist, Industry 4.0, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2047-4_13

13. Introducing Industry 4.0

Alasdair Gilchrist

(1)Bangken, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Industry 4.0’s provenance lies in the powerhouse of German manufacturing. However the conceptual idea has since been widely adopted by other industrial nations within the European Union, and further afield in China, India, and other Asian countries. The name Industry 4.0 refers to the forth industrial revolution, with the first three coming about through mechanization, electricity, and IT.

The forth industrial revolution, and hence the 4.0, will come about via the Internet of Things and the Internet of services becoming integrated with the manufacturing environment. However, all ...

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