Software bites: industry 4.0 - The route to an autonomous factory
Data and automation are playing an increasingly important role in new business models. Industries are getting smarter because machines, products, services and people are constantly connected and sharing information. This time we look at what Industry 4.0 can mean for your factory, addressing the following questions, among others:
- What phases does Industry 4.0 consist of?
- What are the differences of an Industry 4.0 implementation for batch, continuous and discrete processes?
- Is an autonomous production process realistic and what does it mean for your operators?
- What technologies or innovations can you use to make the move to Industry 4.0?
- How do you make the first move?
Right now we are in the middle of the rise of Industry 4.0 (Smart Industries). The fourth industrial revolution has everything to do with Internet of Things, data driven work and automation of production processes. Industries are getting smarter because machines, products, services and people are constantly connected and sharing information.
Making your factory smarter with the help of new developments and technologies is proving to be a huge challenge. Technological developments follow each other in rapid succession and you have the choice of a large number of possibilities. But what is the most profitable in your situation? What choices should you make or not make? What practical experiences are there? As a supplier of industrial technology solutions, ICT Group would like to help you on your way.
Leendert Mijnders - Senior Business Consultant at ICT Group
Innovations are giving factories more and more opportunities to improve their operational quality and keep up with changes in the market faster. But what do these innovations mean for the availability of your factory? How do they affect production processes and how do you ensure continuity?
As Senior Business Consultant, Leendert Mijnders has been helping large international companies for over 10 years to bring IT and OT together in a connected factory and with the transformation to a smart factory. With a combination of knowledge and experience he supports in improving business processes and realizing digital ambitions.