LISMS Virtual Tour

Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Forming collaborations between industry and researchers to embrace Industry 4.0 for future manufacturing.


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About the lab

The concept of Industry 4.0 is conceived as the fourth Industrial Revolution in 2011. Recognised as the successor to the three earlier industrial revolutions, Industry 4.0 represents a smart manufacturing paradigm for the Factories of the Future. Value chains and value networks will be digitally connected, efficiently organized and managed, and optimized in real time. This is enabled by the seamless integration of everything in, and around a manufacturing operation (suppliers, plants, distributors, and even the products) in the core concept of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Industry 4.0 is ushering in a new era of industrial production, in which the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS), Internet of Data, and Internet of People can be realized.


Industry 4.0 holds the promise of increased flexibility in manufacturing, better quality and improved productivity, which enables New Zealand companies to take on the challenges of producing more individualized products with a short lead-time to market. The resultant higher quality products and services ultimately enhance companies’ competitiveness.


The LISMS is established to showcase some key technologies of Industry 4.0, as well as to demonstrate how New Zealand businesses benefit from implementing these technologies. The laboratory also facilitates interactions and collaborations between industry partners and researchers.


  • Assisting local industries in better understanding Industry 4.0
  • Encouraging collaborations between industry and researchers
  • Showcasing and implementing the research works at local industries