Industry 4.0

“Industry 4.0” refers to the digitalisation and networking of production processes and environments. In large companies within the automotive industry, these processes are already offering enormous efficiency and diversity. Although we may always refer to an “industrial revolution”, Industry 4.0 is far more about an industrial “evolution” that demands tailor-made solutions. On the path towards…

Nuclear Safety – Remote Deployment of Laser Scanners in Contaminated Environments

A key safety issue in the operation of any nuclear reactor or nuclear waste management site is the control and containment of radioactive material, making risk assessment and management by means of regular inspection a vital element as much as a regulatory requirement. By Yoldas Askan, Nuclear Future, 4/2011 Given the challenges of working in…