Author Archive for Fabian Wanke

Caught between the Physical and Digital Worlds

“Welcome to the digital industrial age,” with these words Stefan Reimelt, CEO of GE Germany and Austria, described the digital transformation as “our generation’s Industrial Revolution” before handing over to GE Vice-President Beth Comstock, who welcomed the more than 1,000 attendees at the Minds + Machines Europe event 2017 in Berlin.  Comstock, who filled in […]

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Criteria for Industrie 4.0 Products

Last year, the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI), published a guideline for general and manufacturer-independent criteria for Industrie 4.0 products. The reference architecture model Industrie 4.0 (RAMI 4.0) was developed as part of the standardization work and represents the entire solution space for Industrie 4.0. In RAMI 4.0, technical standards are located along […]

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Raspberry Pi meets Industrial Automation

It all started with the first version of a single-board computer called “Raspberry Pi”, developed by a charitable foundation in Great Britain. Since its launch in 2012, originally designed as a low-cost tool for students, the Raspberry Pi has become an incredible success. On its fifth birthday at the end of February, the foundation announced […]

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Transferring Data to the Cloud… by Truck

No, this is not a joke, you read that correctly.  Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud business, is without question a success.  AWS is building up large data centers to sell access and offer services to the cloud to anyone who asks for it.  Customers can not only store their data and take advantage […]

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Digitalizing the Great Indoors

After bumping into a person for the 3rd time who was pushing around a weird looking vehicle at the Hanover Fair this year, I had to stop him and ask what his machine does. The vehicle reminded me of a shrunken, compact Google Street View Car.  In a way it is.  The person was Florian […]

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