Industry 4.0 is the direct consequence of fourth industrial revolution, takes the form of automated and interconnected industrial production.
Digital technologies will impact four macro areas of development:
- The use of data, computing power and connectivity > big data, open data, Internet of Things, machine-to-machine and cloud computing to group information and convert it.
- Analytics: Today only 1% of enterprises gain benefits from data analysis and reuse. The 99% of companies does not know what "machine learning" is, machines that "learn" from the data collected and analyzed, optimizing their processes and the company's work.
- Interaction between man and machine, control and command interfaces and augmented reality.
- Transition from digital to "real" i.e. additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, communications, interactions between machines, energy accumulation and optimization.
Industry 4.0 is organization: work is "intelligent", smart
The combination of manual interventions and strong technical analysis and diagnosis skills.
In Factory 4.0 there are machines interconnected with each other that "dialogue", perform self-diagnosis and maintenance on themselves thanks to the IoT, surpassing human beings in quality and effectiveness. Robots work with humans and learn from them. An intelligent system calculates the amount of energy needed for targeted production and uses only the calculated energy.
Through an ad hoc program it is possible to calculate and simulate the production process in advance, predicting costs and inconveniences in advance with certainty. This guarantees a next level in the field of economic planning and production and delivery timing, to the benefit of the company and the final product.
The robots work autonomously, programmed in advance or controlled remotely, remotely or in the company itself. The enormous importance of cyber security also arises from here!
But we'll talk about this in the next appointment!