4. Bosch Rexroth: Giving Industry 4.0 a boost
Bosch Rexroth (Charlotte) could be enabling a whole new host of Industry 4.0 capabilities in advanced manufacturing fields such as medtech, thanks to its IoT Gateway debuted at CES in Las Vegas early this year.
The IoT Gateway makes it easy for manufacturers to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) without intervening in automation logic. The system doesn’t need software for setup, and is entirely configurable through web interfaces. The users don’t even have to learn a programming language.
Advanced manufacturing experts often point to the difficulties of getting manufacturing experts on the plant floor to work seamlessly with the information technology experts seeking to collect analytics. The IoT Gateway appears to make an end run around the problem because it doesn’t need a great deal of IT expertise to run.