However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet..

"Stephen Hawking"


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This year I am twenty-seven years old. "Well, you are still young", you might say.

Indeed, if I were a human, I would just start to move the first steps in the adults’ world; if I were a tree I would still have in front of me countless rings to add to my trunk and if I were a planet my age would represent nothing more than a breath, an infinitesimal crumb of all the time at my disposal.
In reality I am nothing of all this: I'm Evolut and I am a company that lives in Castegnato

And now tell me sincerely if this does not change the perspective and puts my twenty-seven years under a completely different light: I would say that they are a goal of all respect, not within everybody’s reach.
How many things I learned and how much I grew up! 
In my area, industrial automation, the experience gained installation after installation has an inestimable value, accompanied by the desire to design things that are always new and to develop software that can help you human beings in your work.

In the course of my twenty-seven years I could touch with hand the evolution of technology, walking alongside it: I remember that when I was little, Robots still represented a novelty, often seen with mistrust and scepticism; now they are an integral part of any production process.

Take a moment and take a look around, think about the level of technological development achieved: it is incredible! Machines that communicate between them, robots and humans who work side by side as good team mates… and I believe that the surprises are not yet finished. For me, being in the eye of the cyclone and participate in first person in search of innovation, has always been exciting and this desire of discovery breathe new life in the Industry 4.0: we are in front of a new industrial revolution, and it is useless to say that I am proud to be a part of it.

I know the road ahead is still long… but the future has never been so close!

"We do not pretend that things will change if we keep them in the same way.
The crisis is the greatest blessing for people and nations, because the crisis brings progress.
Creativity comes from anguish as the day comes from the dark night.
It is in the crisis that inventiveness arises, discoveries and great strategies. Those who overcome the crisis surpass themselves without being 'overcome'.
Who attributes his failures and difficulties to the crisis, violates his own talent and gives more value to problems than to solutions.
The real crisis is the crisis of incompetence.
The inconvenience of people and nations is laziness in seeking solutions and ways out.
Without crisis there are no challenges, without challenges life is a routine, a slow agony.
Without crisis there is no merit. It is in the crisis that emerges the best of everyone, because without crisis all the winds are only slight breezes.
To speak of crisis means to create movement, to rest on it means to enhance conformism.
Instead of this, we have to work hard!
The only threatening crisis is the tragedy of not wanting to fight to overcome it. "

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)



Industry 1.0 
The first Industrial Revolution: from the "enclosures" to the steam engine

In the middle of the Eighteenth Century, Europe knows a period of unprecedented expansion known as "INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION". Among the causes of this phenomenon, that started from Great Britain and that changed in a definitive way the appearance of the modern and contemporary world, we can indicate:

  • The great demographic expansion of the Eighteenth Century;
  • The expansion of agricultural production, thanks to new techniques of cultivation such as mixed farming;
  • The diffusion of the enclosures system (privatisation of state owned land)
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The expansion of the markets and businesses in England and the production progress recorded in the last decades of the eighteenth century are the direct consequence of the birth of the modern industry, which is characterised by the large-scale use of machines operated by mechanical energy, by the intensive use of fossil fuels as sources of energy and of materials that are not found in nature (as metal alloys) and by the gradual organization of work in the factories. Great Britain reaches the industrial success first, also for other reasons (internal market, possession of various colonies, commercial maritime routes, availability of labour and capital and the favourable political context) and for the dissemination of some technical innovations (applied in particular to cotton and steel industry) which mark a turning point in the world industrialization. From the carbon coke process to the steam engine of James Watt (1736-1819), the industrial revolution can then expand throughout Europe.

Industry 2.0 
Second Industrial Revolution

There are many factors that contribute to the outbreak of the second industrial boom, so as that we can use again the term "revolution” for a phenomenon that involves the main European and extra European States. The second industrial revolution (1870-1945) sees the end of the primacy of England and the ascent of Germany and of the United States. It is based on two new forms of energy, electricity and oil, which replace the coal, and creates objects that will transform people’s daily life.


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Electricity starts to be used in 1860, the year in which Pacinotti invents the dynamo, and allows the invention of the telephone, of the phonograph and of the bulb. The decisive turning point however comes in 1882 when Edison builds the first power plant, which will solve the energy problem of the countries that do not have coal, including Italy. Communications become very fast in 1844, thanks to the telegraph invited by Morse; then the discovery of electromagnetic waves brings Marconi to invent in 1895 the wireless telegraph and then the radio. In the same year Rontgen islolates the X rays. Thanks to the invention of the internal combustion engine that uses the petrol derived from oil, in 1885, it was possible to manufacture the first car and, in 1903, the air plane. Among the industries that were born in the second half of the nineteenth century, there is the steel industry, which allows the construction of skyscrapers. Another protagonist is chemistry, that gives course to the production of aluminium, to the invention of dynamite, to the creation of aniline and other dyes. Photography was born, first in black and white, then in colour; from here it was easy to pass to the film: in 1895 , in fact, the brothers Lumiere project their first film.

Industry 3.0 
Third industrial revolution

In the years following the Second World War begins the third industrial revolution. The European areas, unlike US areas, are facing serious problems of post-conflict reconstruction and rely on Community institutions like the European Communities, pioneers of the European Union. The third industrial revolution leads to the discovery and the use of new energy sources as the atom, already used in atomic bombs 1945 on Japan, solar energy, wind, with the mills, to the increase of the oil and gas consumption and to the invention of plastic by Moplen. In addition to all this, men created A.I,. the artificial intelligence assembled to the robots. Technological innovation was the consequence of the third revolution which can be summarised in the following points:

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  • With the birth of the computers started the internet, a computer network designed in 1969 by a group of American scientists and researchers, who create a communications circuit for military purposes. In 1985 Internet turned into a mass service; ;
  • The advent of computer technology;
  • The invention of robots, consequence of computer technology, with they are controlled;
  • - The first spacecraft was built by the Americans and left in 1969 to land on the Moon. Also many satellites were sent to space: the Soviet Sputnik in 1957 and after it, many satellites with scientific and civil rather than military functions; in 1960 the United States launches the first meteorological satellite. The use of satellites, solves the problem of telecommunications;
  • The use of atomic energy for energy purposes, replace the oil;
  • The expansion of the market which leads to the so-called globalization and the birth of the multinational companies. (in Italy the concept of multinational company is applied to FIAT and Olivetti)


Industry 4.0 
Fourth industrial revolution

The term Industry 4.0 indicates a tendency to industrial automation that incorporates some new production technologies for improving working conditions and to increase productivity and the quality production of the installations. Industry 4.0 passes for the concept ofsmart factorywhich is composed of 3 parts:

  • Smart production:

    new productive technologies which create collaboration between all the elements present in production, hat is to say, collaboration between operator, machines and tools.
  • Smart services:

    : all technical and "computer infrastructures" that allow to integrate systems; but also all the structures that allow, in a collaborative way, to integrate companies (supplier - customer) between them and with the external structures (roads, hubs, waste management, etc.)
  • Smart energy:

    all this always with an eye to energy consumption, creating more efficient systems and reducing wastage of energy in accordance with the typical paradigms ofSustainable Energy.
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From a study of Boston Consulting it emerges that the fourth industrial revolution is centred on the adoption of certain technologies defined “enabling”; some of these are "old" knowledge, concepts already present but that have never broke the wall of division between applied research and real production systems; today, instead, thanks to the interconnection and to the collaboration between systems, the panorama of the global market is changing, leading tomass customization , becoming interesting for the entire manufacturing sector. The 9 enabling technologies defined by Boston Consulting are :

  • Advanced manufacturing solution:

    interconnected and modular systems that allow flexibility and performance. Under these technologies fall automatic movement systems of materials and advanced robotics, which today comes on the market with thecollaborative robots or cobot
  • Additive manufacturing:

    additive manufacturing systems that increase the efficiency of the use of the materials..
  • Augmented reality:

    : vision systems with augmented reality for better guiding operators in performing everyday tasks..
  • Simulation:

    simulation between interconnected machines in order to optimize processes.
  • Horizontal e vertical integration:

    integration and exchange of information horizontally and vertically, between all actors of the production process.
  • Industrial internet:

    communication between the elements of the production, not only within the company but also outside thanks to the use of the internet.
  • Cloud:

    implementation of all cloud technologies as online storage of information, the use of cloud computing, and of external services for data analysis, etc. In the Cloud are also covered management techniques of very large amounts of data through open systems.
  • Cyber-security:

    the increase of internal and external interconnections opens the door to the whole issue of the security of information and systems that must not be altered from the outside.
  • Big Data Analytics:

    : techniques for the management of very large amounts of data through open systems that allow forecasts or predictions.


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