Industry 4.0 is the next revolution in industrialization, where it will revolutionize manufacturing and the production industry. However, Industry 4.0 faces many challenges. The system needs enhancement and requires complete upheaval the current way factories work. It will change the way suppliers, analysis workers, and engineers work. While many manufacturers recognize the importance of Industry 4.0, only few have significant understanding of the processes involved, let alone those that still have not caught up to the last industrial revolution. So ask yourself; how do we keep up with the latest demands?
The era of Industry 4.0 is upon us. The industrial revolution happening right now is moving at a much faster pace than any other one. It challenges the traditional way of manufacturing and production systems in factories that currently function with centralized and offline systems that are not interconnected. These factories may soon evolve into smart factories with the capability to the self-manage issues and internal processes. It’s a great time to be in manufacturing if customers are willing to make changes to keep up. Industry 4.0 and DreamEDGE can keep clients competitive as the expectations continue to rise.
Many of the advances in technology that form the foundation for Industry 4.0 are already used in manufacturing. With our Industry 4.0 solutions, your production flow will be optimized; leading to greater efficiencies of traditional production communication.
The utilization of robots in manufacturing is nothing new; manufacturers in many industries have long used them to tackle complex assignments. But, they are evolving for even greater utility; with the recent advancements, robots are becoming more autonomous, flexible and co-operative with the ability to tackle complex as well as common mundane tasks.
In the engineering phase, 3D simulations of products, materials, and production processes are already used. But now, they are starting to be used more extensively in plant operations as well. These will leverage real-time data to mirror the physical world in a virtual model.
Additive manufacturing builds from the ground up in order to build a precision part. Companies have just begun to adopt additive manufacturing; which they use mostly to prototype and produce individual components.
Augmented reality is going to play an important role in Industry 4.0, because it can help us provide visual, real-time information to the right person at the right place and in the right time. These technologies will provide more flexibility, adaptability, improvement and competitiveness of the human factor and continuous improvement.
With IoT, more devices; sometimes including even unfinished products; will be enriched with embedded computing and connected using standard technologies. It incorporates machines learning, big data technology, sensors data, machine to machine communication, and automation technologies. This allows field devices to communicate and interact both with one another and with more centralized controllers, as necessary.
With horizontal and vertical system integration, information and knowledge will be able to travel seamlessly through the entire supply chain and enhance collaboration efforts between R&D and production as well as customers and suppliers.