Digitisation: Linde and Siemens developing the virtual training platform


A German idea, with its origins among the future-thinking German engineers who want to see industry advance in line with technology, at its most basic level Industry 4.0 means going beyond the level of automation we’ve seen over the last couple of centuries and moving towards the computerisation of work and manufacturing.

Industry 4.0 will draw on information technologies in order to facilitate greater levels of data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes concepts and technologies like cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing.

The industrial gases business is already in the midst of a digital transformation throughout the supply chain. There are countless industrial and specialty gas plants around the world that are automated on some level. Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology are already deployed in remote plant monitoring and asset management technologies.

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