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Industry 4.0

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EN The first Industrial Revolution brought us mechanical production by means of water 
and steam power. The second gave us mass production through electrical power. The third Industrial Revolution was the digital revolution, wherein production was further automated through the use of electronics and IT systems. Today, we are at the threshold of the fourth Industrial Revolution.
This 4th revolution introduces Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is the combination of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology and traditional industry and it has 2 core elements. One is the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems such as sensors that can collect data that can be useful for your business intelligence. Two is the evolution in the processing and analytics of big data so that systems can work through huge sets of data and produce valuable insights.


NL De Eerste Industriële Revolutie bracht ons mechanische productie aan de hand van water- en stoomkracht. De Tweede gaf ons massaproductie aan de hand van elektrisch vermogen. De Derde Industriële Revolutie was de digitale revolutie, waarin productie nog verder geautomatiseerd werd aan de hand van elektronica en ICT-systemen. Vandaag staan we aan de wieg van de Vierde Industriële Revolutie. Deze vierde revolutie introduceert Industrie 4, wat een combinatie is van Internet of Things-technologie en traditionele industrie. Het heeft 2 kernelementen: enerzijds IoT en cyberfysieke systemen als sensoren die data kunnen verzamelen en nuttig zijn als bedrijfsinformatie; anderzijds de evolutie in verwerking en analyse van ‘big data’, opdat systemen zich door enorme datasets kunnen worstelen en waardevolle inzichten kunnen blootleggen.

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