Industry History 1.0 to 4.0

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Industry History 1.0 to 4.0

Photo courtesy: Solid State Technology “Is the Semiconductor Industry Ready for Industry 4.0 and the IoT?” Retrieved November 3, 2015 from http://electroiq.com/petes-posts/category/uncategorized/


Industry Revolution

  • 1st Industrial Revolution: Actuating the mechanization of production using water and steam power to replace human and animal
  • 2nd Industrial Revolution: Electrified mechanization introduces mass production
  • 3rd Industrial Revolution:  Automate production and widespread use of digital logic circuits, and its derived technologies
  • 4th Industrial Revolution: Analyzing the Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things) to integrate the manufacturing resources, this builds an Intelligent Factory with adaptability.


    Essential Element of Industry 4.0

  • Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is a synergetic integration control system, which combines actuator and sensor.  CPS embeds computation and communication elements into physical device.  It provides immediate sensor, dynamic control, and smart instant message service.  CPS can be found in our daily lives, such as unmanned aerial photography, driverless car, auto-sweeper, and so on.
  • Big Data is the data sets which is so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate.  However, these calculated and analyzed data sets can become useful analog data and have quick and easy service.  Executing big data analysis in user interface makes the machine smarter and closer to life.  There are already some applications of big data now.  Take traffic monitoring for example, to analyze the traffic accident location which happens the most frequency can improve and decrease the accident rate, even to avoid the bad design from the beginning.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) digitalizes the real life.  To achieve smart identification and management, IoT brings everything on-line through wireless data communication technology like 4G, WiFi, and ZigBee.  The application is broad, such as smart home system and automatic safety system. It can also analyze and react immediately base on different triggered event.

Photo courtesy: Material Handling & Logistics News “I How Will Industry 4.0 Affect the Supply Chain?”Retrieved September 6, 2015 from http://mhlnews.com/global-supply-chain/how-will-industry-40-affect-supply-chain

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