The Rourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is based on the complete automation of manufacturing facilities using new technological solutions as AI, IoT and machine learning. This flexible, intelligent integration provides the means to leverage data and machine learning, empowering manufacturers to sidestep production issues and forecast unique opportunities.
Next, we have listed these new technologies that will drive the change of the Industry 4.0.
Today the use of AI is being implemented in the manufacturing industry and onto factory floors. AI is used to collect data, organize it, and extract useful information from it for better decision-making.
AI can be implemented in predictive maintenance and repair of large, high-volume machines. Predicting and preventing failures early ensures immediate intervention with consequent cost reduction and leads to greater efficiency and increased productivity. This means less time repairing factory equipment.
IoT, IIoT e IoE
The definition of IoT could be the grouping and interconnection of devices and objects through a network. IoT applied to the manufacturing industry, as a set of autonomous sensors, instruments and devices connected via the Internet to industrial applications, has become IIoT. And the next step will be the Internet of Everything (IoE).
IoE bring people, processes, data and things together to make more relevant and valuable network connections and enabling more efficient and cost-effective manufacturing processes.
Cybersecurity and privacy
Due to the devices most connected thanks to IIoT, and the transition to remote working, the vulnerabilities and therefore the need for security and privacy are higher than ever.
The transmission and processing of sensitive industrial data must be carried out securely to prevent cyberattacks in industrial facilities.
This is why cybersecurity is a priority in the Industry 4.0 and providing reliable, accessible and customizable security solutions will be a highly demanded service by all industries.
Automation / Robotics / Artificial Vision
Through the use of robotics, the industry has been able to increase productivity and improve automation on a large scale. The trends ahead will focus on the use of robotics and cobot solutions (collaborative robots that physically interact with humans) in new areas.
In addition, an increase in the implementation of machine vision in the industry can be expected to improve the accuracy of classification, verification and quality control along assembly lines.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are other trends that allow the industry to move into the future. RA and VR are being used in research and development, high-risk virtual training and even production processes.
Extended Reality solutions enable human-machine interactions in the industry to continue to increase and develop.
Blockchain / Cloud Computing / Edge
The vast amount of data generated by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is driving the adoption of Blockchain, Cloud and Edge computing in the Industry 4.0.
Blockchain technology is a distributed and secure, cryptographically sealed database that gives Industry 4.0 the opportunity to optimize industrial processes, making them more flexible, efficient and secure. For example, it provides the possibility to open direct and secure communication channels between systems, machinery and processes, to expedite all the actions of the organization.
Cloud computing can be used in a multitude of environments, and is responsible for storing and running tasks in the cloud to save storage costs and increase process efficiency.
Edge computing means developing computing systems that process data near the data source in order to reduce latency and bandwidth usage. In other words, run fewer processes in Cloud computing and move those processes to on-premises locations.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has consistently become a more important part of the production process. The use of industrial 3D printers and industry-specific additives allow companies to create cost-effective products with better designs and in shorter launch and production times.
Our solutions for the Industry 4.0
At Brintia we bring together a wide range of these new technologies and the current needs of the industry, and ensure the development of customized solutions that adapt to the needs of the Industry 4.0 companies.
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