What is the novelty of Industry 4.0?
The future of production is already bursting onto the scene in factories around the world. It offers a host of advantages for automation and production facilities, using advanced technology to achieve remote manufacturing monitoring systems, live data transmission, and optimising predictive maintenance, in order to make processes more agile and efficient.
Whatever the industries, they will all be affected by this technological change.This process is so dramatic that Industry 4.0 is being hailed as the fourth industrial revolution, so let’s take a look at the changes and advantages of this technology.
What are the benefits of IoT 4.0 automation applications?
Industry 4.0 applications and automation in IoT allow us to develop systems that can monitor the usage of the various equipment operating in an industrial plant, obtain reliable information based on data collection, implement successful predictive maintenance plans and allow engineers and technicians instant access to relevant equipment information, saving valuable production time.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of implementing digital technologies in factory production:
High volumen of data collection
Remote monitoring & live data streaming
One of the main advantages of the applications is the shift from traditional “fail and fix” maintenance to a more proactive “predict and prevent” approach, based on detailed data collection from equipment through continuous CNC machine monitoring. By knowing and scheduling the intended use for each machine of the process, it is possible to monitor the lifetime of almost any component within the system so that it can be replaced before reaching its maximum intended uses. This synergises with the information provided by the equipment manufacturers, in a virtuous circle. By monitoring the entire system, any potentially dangerous machinery failures can be identified, helping to prevent accidents, injuries, and downtime, with a consequent economic benefit.
Analysis and Continuous Improvement
Data collection and subsequent analysis by software provides concise and robust information, including reporting functions that include OEE reports, KPI reports, downtime and quality pareto reports that help to compare data by shift, machine, and individual parts. This information makes it easier to identify areas for improvement in machining and logistics processes: companies can increase the capacity of their equipment by reducing downtime, quickly identify production bottlenecks and measure the effect of implemented process improvements.
Remote CNC machine monitoring and live data streaming
While remote monitoring has been around for some time, the technology has evolved rapidly in recent years. With today’s high data transmission speeds via wifi, 4G, and 5G data transmission, innovative solutions can be created. These solutions offer instant access to all machine performance data in real-time, providing information on a range of key performance indicators, including process times for high-performance systems, system functionality, and factory activity. You can access this data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world, safe in the knowledge that you will be alerted to any problems instantly by email or text message. You can even operate non-essential equipment remotely from anywhere using this technology.
At xyndata, we work to adapt your industry to new technologies by creating innovative, bespoke automation solutions that enable our customers to achieve improvements in production efficiency through technology. If your business is looking to improve its performance through the application of digital technologies, whatever your industry, xyndata can provide a solution. Feel free to contact us any time to request information.