Pi’s CRIUS® Controller is perfectly set up for Industry 4.0, Water 4.0 and the Internet of Things, as well as being fully SMART and DIGITAL, but what does this mean?
Industry 4.0 relates to the concept that we are living through a 4th Industrial Revolution where factories will be as SMART as they can be.
The instrument controllers’ main principles are based on:
- Information Transparency
- Technical Assistance
Water 4.0 is how this technology and philosophy will be implemented/will affect the water industry. The Internet of Things refers to all devices we use all the time talking to each other and making their own decisions.
It is generally accepted that SMART refers to the increasing sophistication of equipment to make decentralised decisions, so it is the technology that allows for the implementation of Industry 4.0 or Water 4.0, and DIGITAL refers to its comms capability. For example, in 1990 a chlorine analyser measured chlorine in water, gave out a 4-20mA output proportional to the chlorine and a couple of relays.
In 2018 the CRIUS® HaloSense (fully Water 4.0 developed) can provide the 4-20mA output and relays, but also has multiple digital comms options (interoperability), has space for up to 16 sensors (information transparency), has wireless and wired internet access (technical assistance) and full PID capability with remote setpoint, i.e. another device can set the setpoint (decentralisation). Watch a 2-minute animated video on Pi’s CRIUS® Controller below.