In Pictures: Rolls-Royce UltraFan Building Blocks

In Pictures: Rolls-Royce UltraFan Building Blocks

An article by Guy Norris from Aviation Week             Rated at 87,000 lb. thrust, the test engine will have a 140-in. fan diameter, making it the largest aircraft engine yet developed. Although the engine does not yet have a firm...
Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

Smart Factory and Industry 4.0

The term Smart Factory describes an environment where machinery and equipment are able to improve processes through automation and self-optimization. The benefits extend beyond just the physical production of goods to functions like planning, supply chain logistics,...
Interoperability and Industry 4.0

Interoperability and Industry 4.0

Digitalization continues to drive massive levels of change in factories, where automation and computerized control systems abound. Integrating the multitude of legacy – and often proprietary – systems that were not designed to communicate across production...
Cyber Physical Systems and Industry 4.0

Cyber Physical Systems and Industry 4.0

Cyber Physical Systems are integrations of computation, networking, and physical processes. Embedded computers and networks monitor and control the physical processes, with feedback loops where physical processes affect computations and vice versa. The economic...