Industry 4.0


"Industry 4.0" describes the phenomenon of the fourth great upheaval in industry – after the first three industrial revolutions: mechanisation in the 19th century, assembly-line production from the mid-20th century and the use of soft­ware as of the 1980s. In Industry 4.0, components, systems and whole industrial plants are net­worked. They communicate with each other and exchange data to increase productivity and efficiency.