Industry 4.0 has been drastically changing the traditional manufacturing landscape in the last few years. Leveraging leading-edge technologies, Industry 4.0 has been growingly converging information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to create cyber-physical environments. Subsequently, it has driven digital transformation across the manufacturing value and supply chain by interconnecting previously disparate systems and processes and facilitating communication and data exchange between them. However, this sheer scale of interconnectedness between the systems has compounded the safety and security risks as well. Manufacturers are thus relying on the same technologies that facilitated Industry 4.0 to mitigate the growing safety and security risks.
On that front, cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and big data, are being extensively leveraged today to enhance the safety and security of manufacturing and industrial spaces. AI, for instance, is catering to a wide spectrum of safety and security measures with its expansive capabilities. From collaborative robots (cobot) and machine vision technologies to algorithms and models based on machine learning and deep learning, AI is enabling an integrated safety strategy across industries.
IoT is another technology that is playing a prominent role in making the workplace safer. The technology indeed has the capability to transform the realm of industrial safety completely. IoT can capture and analyse huge amounts of data, which garners critical insights and presents a real-time picture of all the risks involved.
At this juncture, there is a variety of industrial safety and security solution providers available in the market that cater to the different needs of manufacturers and industrial companies. To help them choose the solution provider that best fits their requirement, Manufacturing Technology Insights has compiled a list of the top 10 industrial safety and security solution providers in Europe. The enlisted solution providers are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
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