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Touch Screens For The Automated Industrial Future

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway; Industry 4.0, originally coined by the German Ministry of Education and Research is the biggest challenge to cheap labour in the modern era. North American and European manufacturing sectors are creating ever greater efficiencies while making higher quality complex components thanks to higher investments in robotics, better software, and introducing the Internet of Things to the factory floor. The birth of the smart factory is the most exciting change to manufacturing in decades and it also means a new wave of investment in better equipment, machine tools, and human-machine interfaces like touchscreens.