Digitalisation is seizing hold of companies and is revolutionising them. But this is just the beginning – its full potential will unfold in the Industry 4.0, the next and fourth industrial revolution. As a consequence, valves are increasingly fitted with digital actuators, providing users with increases in sales, higher efficiencies and savings. The pressure on valve, actuator and automation manufacturers to become part of the vision of an intelligent factory is growing.
Mechanics and electrics alone won’t be enough for companies to stay competitive in the long run. Intensive collection and analysis of data using data-centric services, IT solutions and software alone make further optimization of productivity possible. Who is able to offer the industry components with added digital value can be more competitive.