Industry 4.0, also known as a fourth industry revolution, is the most recent trend in manufacturing. The third industry revolution stemmed from automation – workers started to be replaced by robots. Oncoming fourth revolution (Industry 4.0) is not only about one concrete thing, but it is about various news in manufacturing.:
- Internet of Things – all elements of manufacturing (robots, machines, sensors, cameras etc.) are interconnected and share their data. Just imagine the options!
- Big Data – the amount of data coming from manufacturing could be really big. The task of this part is not only to store the data, but mainly to analyze them and bring new solutions to improve the manufacturing or also predict the failures of machines.
- Artificial Intelligence – by definition the Artificial Intelligence is a system, which is able to learn itself. This can be utilized in various areas – for the analyses of the Big Data or for smart robots, which can adjust itself to the new conditions without any new settings.
- Autonomous Automation – robots on the assembly lines will not be only dummy machines, which need to be set for every new task. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence they will be able to learn new skills and improve the processes.
By merging these four principles – interconnection, big data, artificial intelligence and autonomous automation, we get brand new level of manufacturing, which can dynamically adjust itself to new conditions and improve the processes.
How can you implement it?
The best way how to implement the principles of Industry 4.0 is to do it step-by-step under the terms of current production. The first step could be the collection of data from manufacturing – from workers, machines or various sensors. The PTS system by Sitris allows effective collection and analyzing of such data.
Our main goal is, by using the PTS system, to help you reveal the savings in production and do your first step into Industry 4.0.