The Industry 4.0 is a structured system, that uses cybernetic solution and digital communication in industrial products and services. Commonly associated with the concept of Smart Factory, it’s a transversal process, irrespective of business area, that makes industrial production entirely automated and interconnected: machinery, people and devices communicate/talk each other for an intelligent management system.
The impact of digitization in the industry changes, day by day, the production system, making it even more dynamic: the speed of response increases, higher flexibility is now achievable to meet the market and the individual customer needs.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE SIMPLE CONCEPT OF AUTOMATION
We can summarize the characteristics of Industry 4.0 in three keywords:
Therefore Industry 4.0 should not be confused whit a common system using static communications, that do not generate automatic actions, or a system with big latency in communication, or where the information or communication is not finalized to any automatic action more dynamic: the speed of response increases, higher flexibility is now achievable to meet the market and the individual customer needs.
BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY 4.0 APPLICATIONS
The integration of industry 4.0 applications generate different advantages, both in terms of process and project: