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Industry 4.0 - it is a term more and more frequently used. However, what does it ­really mean? After the use of steam and water power, the use of electric energy and the following digital revolution, 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 sounds like the future, a lot of IT and intelligent production. To create the exact general conditions, the new platform Industry 4.0 was called into being at this year’s Hanover Fair. It is managed by Sigmar Gabriel, the Federal Minister of Economics, Johanna Wanka, the Federal Minister of Education and Research, top...

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