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IoT & Industry 4.0 on the table at Future of Manufacturing Event

9th March 2015
Barney Scott

COPA-DATA will speak at the Future of Manufacturing Event, organised by Mitsubishi Electric, at Sheffield University from 17th to 18th March 2015. During the seminar, COPA-DATA will explore the latest industry trends and their scope for energy efficiency. COPA-DATA's seminar will cover recent developments of Industry 4.0, the latest industrial technology trend sweeping the globe.

Held in the university's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), the two-day event is free to attend and aimed at those interested in the big topics and developments in manufacturing and technology, particularly OEMs, system integrators and maintenance service providers.

Industry 4.0 and the IoT are concepts increasingly used in discussions about the future of automated production. COPA-DATA will explore the latest technologies and industry trends to help participants understand how this production philosophy can be utilised to increase productivity and energy efficiency.

“The event gives us the ideal opportunity to discuss how manufacturers can take advantage of the higher levels of automation and interconnectivity provided by Industry 4.0,” explained Martyn Williams, Managing Director, COPA-DATA UK. “The technologies used in a completely digital smart factory already exist, but in our experience the culture of the industry needs to evolve in order to catch up with the advancing technology. One of the first steps in achieving this is to find a common language. Energy efficiency will also be an underlying theme of the session. All large UK businesses are required to prioritise their energy efficiency, due to the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS), and we will be explaining how fully automated factories can save resources and reduce energy usage.”

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