Industry 4.0 is simply the fourth industrial revolution digitally transforming the automation industry.

Industry 4.0 promotes the digitalization of all aspects of a manufacturing enterprise. This promotes electronic and informational communicate though out the business that was traditionally seperated between information techologies and operational techmologies. Openess is a defining structure for the modern smart factory. Manufacturing production well integrated with business processes. Horizontal integration - processes on production floor, material warehouses, possibly with multiple production facilities, and including supply chain vendors Vertical integration - layers of an organization stack electronic communicate data flows freely from the shop floor to the top floor and back down again. Individual knowledge silos must be deprecated and replaced with realtime information sharing across an entire enterprise.

Intelligent business performance is replacing legacy paper based systems. Transformative technologies are merging with traditional manufacturing equipment to create seem-less communication between the office, plant floor, warehouse and supply vendors. Industrial Internet of Things are creating smart factories with connected machines. Machine to Machine communication (M2M) working alongside human reasoning are forming cyber physical systems. Smart machines with IIoT sensors that are networked talking to each other and unified namespace and centralized data lake. Continuous large volumes of data can be analyzed with machine learning for predictive maintenance. Inter-connected supply chains, warehouse management and logistic companies are all queued in. An ecosystem where everyone in the stack exchanges information in real time. Cobots working alongside human workers. Digitalization of everything in a company and eliminating data silos to solve complex problems.

Key Components:
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Machine to Machine (M2M)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning (MI)
  • Cloud Computing
  • The Digital Factory
  • The Digital Twin
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
Key Benefits:
  • Stakeholders, Management to machine operators are all informed
  • Realtime Reporting from faulty equipment sensor to daily product output
  • Advanced automation working seamlessly with human counterparts
  • Cost reduction with productivity increasing./li>
  • Better positioning to scale on demand
  • Agility to respond rapidly to new challenges

Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0 scratch tower with BRX IIoT PLC / MQTT Cloud Broker / rPi4 Node-Red HMI

Industry 3.0
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Industry 4.0
IIoT enabled custom built machinery can provide various metrics about your milling. This includes live stream or captured data and video of a milling run. Data supplied to you for machine learning process optimization or human consumption.

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