Whether they call it Industry 4.0 or “smart” manufacturing, experts worldwide are focused on how to extract data from intelligent machines and then analyse it to improve both their products and the processes used to create them.
Workers are the biggest assets in the evolving manufacturing industry. Today’s employees expect contemporary work environments and to be managed differently than they were in the modern era of manufacturing that began in the 1920s, according to Gallup research. So, how can the industry create a modern manufacturing workplace in today’s digital age?
Today’s always-on, connected businesses rely on powerful computing, but that power comes at a cost – in terms of energy, space and money. Jonny Williamson discovers how liquid cooling technology being pioneered in the UK is helping solve global challenges.