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8 thematic areas

  • BIG DATA FOR SUSTAINABILITY

  • BIG DATA FOR MANUFACTURING

  • ICT FOR MACHINES AND PRODUCTION LINES

  • ADVANCED SYSTEMS TO MANAGE PRODUCTION PROCESSES

  • SECURITY AND BLOCKCHAIN

  • ADDITIVE AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

  • COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS, WAREHOUSING AND AGV

  • SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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Industry 4.0

 

Through the concept “Industry 4.0” we mean a specific production and business management model. According to a definition given by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the elements that characterize this phenomenon are “connection between physical and digital systems, complex analyses through Big Data and real-time adjustments“. In other words: use of machinery connected to Internet, analysis of information obtained from Internet; a more flexible management of the production cycle. The enabling technologies, mentioned by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, range from 3D printers to robots programmed for specific functions, passing through cloud data management and data analysis in order to detect production weaknesses and strengths.

The term “Industrie 4.0” (born in Germany) was coined for the first time at Hannover Messe, a trade fair on industrial technologies and used in the following years by working groups of the local Government. Germany’s positive production results led many other countries to pursue this policy.