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Industry 4.0 - new Quest study

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The leading automation structures in the machinery industry and their market shares to 2017.

Symbol picture Industry 4.0

How Industry 4.0 is distinguished from high automation

Machine-builders sometimes claim they had already implemented Industry 4.0 “years ago” in the automation of their machines. They are right  – and they aren't on the other hand.  more...

Industry 4.0:
To which extent it is accepted in practice

Networking: Development stages towards Industry 4.0

Market survey: How Industry 4.0 is realised in machine automation

Sales of machinery industry in euro from 2008 to 2016.

Sales in July 2016: Continuing slight growth on one-year base

In July sales down from €21.3bn to €17.5bn below yearly average of €18.8bn. The latter still near its top since 2008. more...

Growth expectations of the sector rubber and plastics machines compared to machinery industry to 2018.

Rubber and plastics machines compared to machinery industry: Growth expectations to 2018

The growth expectations are differentiated and more reserved than in machinery industry. more...

Robotics + automation: Dynamic growth sector of machinery industry

Compared to the machinery industry the sector robotics and automation is showing a dynamic growth. However, the impact of the four product segments on this growth is quite different.  more...

Industrial production in Germany, the US, EU and Japan from 2008 to 2016.

Outlook for 2016: Stagnating total tendency of worldwide industrial production probable

The industrial production in regions that take 81% of the machinery exports from Germany is characterized by a mix of growth, stagnation and setback. more...


Worldwide crisis overcoming: Coined by new structural changes

China's industrial production 2016: Slightly stronger growth in first half-year

Machine-builders in Germany are content with IO-Link, boost expected until 2016

Quest study: How content with IO-Link?

Machine-builders evaluating IO-Link

Increasing market penetration of real time Ethernet and Safety Ethernet in the German machinery industry

Market shares of real time Ethernet protocols

Safety Ethernet growing reluctantly

Machine-builders demanding compatibility of protocols

The world regions of car production from 2000 to 2015.

World region automobile production: Shift to Asia

The world region of automobile production has drastically been changing since 2000. more...

Increasing use of robots in the F&B industries until 2014

53% of the manufacturers of food and packaging machines are already implementing robots at the machines. The article reports how this use will develop until 2014 based on the Quest study. more...

The two main trends in automation technology since 1980

The two main trends in automation technology and how these trends affect the current and future suppliers' market structure. more...

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