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Automation Technologies 4/2015

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INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION “Industry 4.0 vs Internet of things – three perspectives” As a result of the Internet, the real world and the virtual world are growing together- the economy is on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution. Concepts such as the “Internet of Things” and “lndustry 4.0” are being discussed extensively across Europe. But what is the situation in other regions of the world? Company name: Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH Headquarters: Mannheim, Germany Turnover: € 525 million Employees: 5,600 worldwide Products: Industrial sensors, Explosion protection About AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 4/2015

INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATION Product Marketing Manager for Intelligent systems, USA Dr. Helge Hornis, Shane Parr, Managing Director in Singapore, along with John saw, Product Marketing Director in Shanghai provide their assessments of the Asian and the US markets. Is the term Industry 4.0, as coined by german industrial corporations, as well known and well discussed in America and Asia, as it is in Germany? next page 01 Dr. Helge Hornis, Product Marketing Manager, Intelligent systems,USA Helge Hornis: In America, only the experts know about it. But even then the some of them do not know what it exactly means. Here everyone in the consumer market calls it ‘internet of things’. There is considerable hype about it in the building automation and there are already products readily available in the home-automaion stores, such as heating regulators, which raises the temperature when the Gps data from the user’s smartphone signals that they are on their way home. John Saw: Many experts in the factory automation divisions are familiar with this term industry 4.0 and also their customers are eager to know more about it. In Asia, the term internet of things is catching up faster, as in the case of USA, where the impulses comes from the consumer market. What is the situation in the field of process automation? Shane Parr: In process automation industries, both the terms are well known, with the latter used more throughout asia. However, while the industry press is attempting to build up some substance around the internet of things, the reality is that there are no real or killer applications to drive this technological steps. Specific terms aside, how far has the idea of increasingly networked automation spread? Helge Hornis: The automation industry in the US is more cautious towards fundamental innovations. For example, even in baggage systems in airport have been fitted with AC switches, so in some cases 24 VDC switches haven’t been introduced yet. Let alone bus systems. John Saw: In Asia, adoption of most modern systems is favored. In automotive industry, for example, there is discussion and consideration on how industry 4.0 concepts can be implemented in 02 Shane Parr, Managing director Pepperl+Fuchs, Singapore practice. We are being asked what Pepperl+Fuchs as a sensor manufacturer can contribute in this area. What topics are the highest priority for the users? Shane Parr: In Process automation, the main focus is on reliable and efficient operations. Users would welcome industry wide standards to enable platform independent communication across systems and devices. However, as we have seen recently in wireless technologies, there are already AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 4/2015

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