When it comes to processing panels, CNC machining centres, such as Perforex from Rittal Automation Systems, are light years ahead of the alternative, manual approach when it comes to productivity and efficiency.
The Industrial Internet of Things is changing the way companies think about automation. That creates new challenges, and new opportunities, for machine builders and system integrators.
Since 2010, Italian firm Silmec Srl has been engineering and manufacturing commercial plants and automated lines for manufacturers of wooden crates - mainly for the transportation of fruit and vegetables.
Vertical farming has been widely talked about as a method of solving issues with the food supply chain.
The term Industry 4.0 is being used more and more widely across the manufacturing sector.