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INDUSTRY 4.0

THE “FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION” AND SMART FACTORY CONCEPT

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.

Automation for Industry 4.0

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE SIMPLE CONCEPT OF AUTOMATION

We can summarize the characteristics of Industry 4.0 in three keywords:


  • Real time Communication: with it People, Machines and Devices can exchange information instantly or with negligible latency.
  • Digital Information: in this scenario, at least one actor, among the sender and the receiver, is a machine.
  • Automatisms: logic systems must be used, that make possible the automatic operation of machines or entire plants.

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:


  • Efficiency of the entire process increases, sometimes dramatically.
  • Cost savings are immediately accounted for, referred to increased processing time, reduced use of resources, reduction of downtimes, that reflects in a lower cost of products.
  • Flexibility, since it’s possible to adapt products according to the operator choice. The plant can adapt itself, integrating automatically parameter modification, according to the needs, reducing dramatically latency between the request from the market the new jobs production.
  • Cross solution. The operator interaction is the same regardless the kind or type of control system architecture, the peculiarities of different plants are normalized through the Cloud Database; the uniformity of the information is the main benefit for the user and a basis for the economy of the plants.