Connecting the potential of Industry 4.0 with real manufacturing

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How can machine builders and controls engineers translate Industry 4.0 concepts into practical technologies for deployment on the factory floor?

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Key Insights & Considerations:

  • There are five qualities for devices designed around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) which we believe need to work together to bring about the Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment: decentralized intelligence, rapid connectivity, open standards and systems, real-time integration and autonomous behavior.
  • It’s not necessary to focus only on greenfield sites to start Industry 4.0 initiatives or to rearrange your complete production environment. It won’t come all at once and it won’t require massive investments and complete overhauling of factory management and production processes. Much of the technology for Industry 4.0 is already in place.
  • Our goal is to help machine builders and manufacturers implement Industry 4.0 features in the existing production environment and enable them to take advantage of technologies that we have already deployed within our own factories and with off-the-shelf Rexroth drive and control products.