Industry 4.0 and Digital Production

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Integrating and Automating the Global Economy

Accelerating the Next Industrial Revolution. In industrial facilities and on offshore platforms around the world, a bold vision for automating and integrating complex production processes is taking shape. Increasingly, manufacturers are looking to integrate digital technologies that increase flexibility, improve efficiency, prevent unexpected downtimes, and accelerate production. At the center of this evolution, known at Industry 4.0, is interoperability, an opportunity to create customer value by enabling reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) capabilities, deep learning from manufacturing processes, and greater control of innovative technology, including robotic systems and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

TE in the News

"High-performance connectivity in robotics"
Source: Manufacturers' Monthly
"Successful robotics connectivity only happens by design. Intricate and delicate electronic systems must work to monitor, control, and adjust robotic performance through real-time adjustments....This article explores some of the critical design aspects that engineers should consider when designing for either industrial or commercial robotic applications....To this end, TE designs with these factors in mind."


"Boosting Productivity Begins with Better Connectivity"

Source: Engineered Systems
"'Our team of engineers works to identify opportunities to improve process precision, designing smart connectivity solutions that can perform without fail in the fast-paced and harsh environments found within the modern factory,' said Mark Maas, digital factory leader at TE Connectivity."



"3 Major Shifts Are About to Transform Manufacturing as We Know It"
Source: SingularityHub
"A leading player in Industrial IoT, TE Connectivity is one of many building sensors used to communicate data between equipment and smart devices. Targeting everything from the medical sector to appliances to aerospace and defense, TE’s products enable machine-to-machine communication."

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Smarter Factories in the Future

Manufacturers need more flexibility while achieving new production efficiencies. By running a digital factory, they can significantly increase productivity through robust end-to-end machine connectivity. Learn how TE's data, power, and signal solutions are enabling manufacturers to achieve new efficiencies in logistics, maintenance, tool management, and predictive analysis.



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Browse our index of trend reports from TE engineers, on connectivity solutions for these  production areas:

Integrating systems across production

At TE, we design and manufacture the connectivity and sensors solutions that make the internet-enabled smart factory possible. Our broad portfolio of solutions enables manufacturers to operate factory machines and offshore equipment that can share data across platforms, predict maintenance requirements, automate complex repeatable processes, and coordinate always-on, on-demand operations, transforming mass-production facilities into customized-manufacturing factories and subsea platforms into real-time exploration and production networks.

Innovation in Logistics:

TE's Asset-Tracking Solutions

Our latest generation of asset-tracking modules, under the new product brand HIRSCHMANN MOBILITY, are engineered to seamlessly track containers and swap bodies in intermodal freight traffic and consistently monitor freight along the entire supply chain, from warehouse to destination. Our solution enables transparent and secure data-sharing throughout the entire logistical value chain.


Learn more about TE's telematics solutions

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Analog and Digital Transducers — The Advantages of Both

Most sensing begins in the analog world. Over the past two decades, sensors and transducers have moved from purely analog operation to digital protocols, signal processing, and interfaces. As a result, analog and digital transducers are worlds apart in their technologies, interfaces,
output signals, and the terminology used to describe and specify their operation.


Today, digital prevails in many application spaces. But there are many application areas, such as high EMI/RFI environments, where an analog transducer will always surpass a digital approach. Learn about our M3200 industrial pressure transducer – available in either an analog or digital configuration, and engineered to deliver key advantages.



Factory machines run automated processes with connectivity solutions.

In industrial facilities and on offshore platforms around the world, manufacturers are looking to integrate digital technologies that increase flexibility, improve efficiency, prevent unexpected downtimes, and accelerate production.