Stay on the cutting edge of Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution

Throughout history, the industrial sector has utilized technological advancements in order to optimize manufacturing processes.

  • Steam and rail (1750 – 1830)
  • Electricity and telephone (1880 – 1920)
  • Computer and IT (1960 – 2000)
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0, together with big data (2010 – present)

Thanks to more powerful software and falling hardware costs IIoT is poised to revolutionize manufacturing through smart technology. Also known as Industry 4.0, it brings greater automation through the Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M) learning, automation, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and cyber-physical systems.

The integration of smart technology into the manufacturing sector will allow for machines and processes to be wirelessly interconnected, providing for greater communication and information gathering, more accurate data, and better decision making than ever before.

Through this advanced communication and data gathering, Industrial IoT will help to optimize mass production by creating an atmosphere where processes and their individual components work faster and more efficiently. It will reduce on-going wastage of time set-up at factories, reduce stock by aiming to on-demand delivery to adapt quickly to latest market demand and trend.

Intertek’s experience and expertise in the IoT, sensors, robotics, functional safety, and industrial fields on assets and machines provides comprehensive solutions for smart factory technology. From technical inspection, certification, and regulatory compliance services for industrial equipment, to performance and interoperability testing for smart technology, our comprehensive services provide total quality assurance across the supply chain and throughout the product life cycle.

Intertek also provides cybersecurity testing and certification for IIoT products. Meet cybersecurity requirements and understand best practice for Industry 4.0 and IIoT products with services that help clients launch products intended for use in industrial processes which harness the huge benefits of connectivity whilst mitigating the risks.

Functional Safety Conformity Assessment Program

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