The impact of digitalization and connectivity on the Tunnelling Industry
The Industrial Internet of Things or the 4th industrial revolution, is making strong inroads into the underground space industry, thanks to improved connectivity and reduced cost of digital technology.
In connection with the WTC2016 in San Francisco the ITA Committee on Technologies, ITAtech, organized a special session in three sections, to explore the consequences for, and impact on, the Tunnelling industry from the accelerating digitalization evolution.
Mr Ismo Karali as guest speaker from SIGMA Connectivity, presented a solid view on the topic, discussed ongoing developments, and pointed out future directions.
Günther Volkman presented the publication progress of the Activity Group Support’s SubAG Bolts & Arches.
Selected ITAtech Prime Sponsors (AMBERG, GEODATA, HERRENKNECHT, SANDVIK, NORMET, ATLAS COPCO, MAPEI, ROBBINS) gave concrete examples of applications in which they have implemented latest technologies related to this topic i.e. Big data management, Monitoring, Measuring, Control, Automation, Machine diagnostics, Maintenance, Safety, Risk reduction and Process optimization.