Automating industrial efficiency

An exciting resurgence of investment and innovation in industrial equipment and infrastructure is underway. Industrial is a broad category and often means different things to different people, with Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Clean Energy just some of the areas creating a buzz in the industrial space.

Avnet Abacus solves this by getting specific around each industrial segment. We offer you the best balance of precision, security and rugged, long-life performance, sharing technology options to find the best fit for your application and covering all of the bases for designing, building and getting your industrial application to market. 

Avnet Abacus has supported the major industrial OEMs for decades and helps emerging start-ups successfully capitalise on the industrial market. Our people have the experience, our tools help you get the job done efficiently and our offering is rugged enough to last no matter what the conditions.

Molex's Jeff Barnes explains how Molex is enabling 4th generation manufacturing and providing end-to-end and component-level solutions to machine builders, robot manufacturers and factory electrical infrastructure in our podcast hosted by Martin Keenan. Download the presentation to learn more.


Industrial knowledge library

The Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 are changing the way manufacturing organisations are approaching their production processes. Moving beyond existing machine-to-machine communications, factories, suppliers and customers can now share their digital knowledge and achieve improvements in safety, quality and efficiency.

If you are developing an industrial application, understanding these concepts and how they can enhance your applications is just the start. Delve into our industrial knowledge library below to discover how these trends are changing the landscape for manufacturing and some of the most innovative ways technology is being used to achieve this.

Alternatively, download our 10-part guide, which collects all of our content around the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 in one handy PDF.


Industrial IoT in manufacturing

There’s a lot of hype around the IIoT, promising to make manufacturing faster, more flexible and boost the bottom line. But how close are we to this reality?




7 game-changing IIoT applications

Here we look at 7 key applications of industrial IoT, and how they are helping manufacturers transform the way they design, build and maintain their products.




Industry 4.0 trends transforming manufacturing

Industry 4.0 trends are changing the way manufacturing works. Discover how 4 specific trends are reducing costs and boosting productivity in the factory.




Industry 4.0 in manufacturing: 26 applications driving real value

An overview of 26 Industry 4.0 applications and the 8 business value drivers manufacturers can leverage for increased productivity in the fourth industrial revolution.




Predictive maintenance with IoT: The road to real returns

The potential impact of predictive maintenance with IoT is significant. But early adopters have found the road to returns may be longer than initially expected.




Harwin’s industrial connectors and board solution products offer the quality assurance and rugged durability required for high performance in demanding environments.


Discover the Molex IIoT solutions which provide the critical components including cables, connectors and communication systems, that will enable emerging trends such as IOT integration, digital twins and AI.


Murata offers wireless modules, sensors and micro batteries for smart building control, including building energy management, lighting, air conditioning, security and construction monitoring.

Panasonic Industry

Panasonic Industry's IIoT solutions help to quickly extend wireless communication into the feature set by reducing time to market, development efforts and costs for IoT product makers.

TE Connectivity

Discover how TE Connectivity works with engineers to push the boundaries of efficiency and productivity — enabling simpler, faster and more economic industrial communications.

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Our IIoT specialists are on hand to give you advice on your design.

Focus magazine

Industrial IoT: From hype to reality

In this edition of Focus magazine, we explore the path taken to reach the fourth industrial revolution and the benefits these advancements promise.

Engineers' Insight

These 8 charts will challenge your perspective on the IIoT

As the buzz around the Industrial IoT continues to grow, are manufacturers ready to move beyond the hype? How close are we to extensive IoT implementation and delivering real business value?


Single Pair Ethernet

Discover Single Pair Ethernet, the new standard enabling intelligent networking and integrated power over a single twisted pair connection.

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Industrial grade products for industrial environments

Avnet Abacus understands and stocks interconnect, electromechanical, passive, and power solutions designed to withstand adverse conditions, as well as wireless and sensor products designed specifically for new industrial technologies. Our pan-European team of field sales engineers and product specialists work closely with our suppliers to offer you the highest level of engineering support for your design, helping you to ensure your application performs to the desired level.

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