Industry 4.0

2019 was quite a year for “digitalization” in the Utility sector. Almost every major gathering of Utility peers sported the digital theme in some way shape or form. Internal presentations and meeting agendas looked naked without some reference to “Digital Engagement”, “Digital Transformation”, or “The Digital Utility”.

There is no doubting that digitalization has now become a dominant, if not…

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Industry 4.0

Asset managing your data on the way to electrification

By taking an asset management approach to your data, you can generate value both in the short and the longer term. If you think of asset management in terms of real estate, it is the process of…

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Industry 4.0

3 Ways utilities will benefit from 5G

Despite the hype over 5G, it’s still years away from being fully deployed. But utilities should start now in planning how it will benefit their operations.

5G is the fifth generation of mobile…

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Industry 4.0

Industry digitalisation from an energy perspective

The digital revolution - 2 page factsheet by the Joint Research Center

 

The digital revolution

 

Digitalisation is the innovative use of information and communications technologies, in particular…

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Industry 4.0

Internet of Things self-powered sensors and devices now possible with new material

A material with thermoelectric properties has been invented by researchers at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Vienna University of Technology. Combining thin layers of iron, vanadium, tungsten,…

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Industry 4.0

Blockchain Technology – a Threat to Distribution Network Operators?

First published here

Are distribution network operators in Europe threatened by a potential application of blockchain technology in the energy sector? This seems to be the pressing question that was…

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Industry 4.0

Compressed Air: Energy efficiency at the top of the ComVac agenda (HM17)

The latest edition of ComVac will soon be staged: from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Hannover, Germany, under the umbrella of HANNOVER MESSE. All up, some 260 exhibitors will be there in halls 26 and 27 to…

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Industry 4.0

Hydraulische Systeme - Optimierung Energieeffizienz

Kurzdarstellung des 4-Stufen Prozesses von KSB zur Optimierung der Energieeffizienz von hydraulischens Systemen. Mit einem Fokus auf den gesamten Lebenszyklus wird das Ziel verfolgt, die operativen Kosten signifikant zu senken. Der Prozess beginnt mit einer Systemanalyse zur Identifizierung von Optimierungspotential und endet beim Einsatz smarter Pumpen und Services - siehe auch Industrie 4.0 und…

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Industry 4.0

Hydraulic system - energy efficiency optimization

This paper describes the 4 step approach of KSB to optimize the energy efficiency of a hydraulic system. While focussing on the entire life-cycle, the aim is to lower operating costs. The approach starts with a system analysis to detect optimization potential and ends with usage of smart pump technology and services during operation - see also paper on industry 4.0 and smart pump technology. It…

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Industry 4.0

Industrie 4.0 und smarte Pumpentechnologie

Darstellung des Industrie 4.0 oder auch IoT Ansatzes von KSB. Smarte Pumpentechnologie und smarte Serviceleistungen kommen zusammen. Dies geschieht basierend auf den wesentlichen Produkteigenschaften Vernetzbarkeit, Transparenz und Funktionen und Dienste sowie zwei Aspekten der Digitalisierung: Der Bereitstellung wichtiger Informationen und der Anbindung an Plattformen. Weitere Informationen via…

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