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    The transition to utilizing Industry 4.0 technologies does not have to happen in one fell swoop. Some manufacturers in the UK are distancing themselves because of the high price tag that comes with a complete transformation. "This interpretation involves using digital control systems to improve the performance of a specific stage within a larger manufacturing process. Typically, this might involve the more accurate deposition of industrial adhesives to a complex component, which is made of several different parts. In this example, digitisation has improved accuracy, reduced failure rates and significantly cut down on material use. Employing digital controls here has also improved productivity." Whether you're ready to go all in or you want to make a slower transition, MachineMetrics is here to help!

    Recommended ReadComment: how to grasp Industry 4.0’s low hanging fruitSource: http://www.theengineer.co.uk

    You don’t have to be a risk-taker or a big spender to take advantage of industry 4.0. Kieron Salter, managing director of high performance engineering firm KWSP, offers some advice on how engineers can embrace digitisation.    Industry 4.0 – also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – is often regarded as the total digitisation of a manufacturing process, using vast amounts of real-time data to manufacture production quantities of ‘one-off’ items without incurring the cost of new tooling. However, there is another interpretation of 4IR that will seem much more appealing to many engineers and manufacturers that allows them to take advantage of some ‘low hanging fruit’. This interpretation involves using digital control systems to improve the performance of a specific stage within a larger manufacturing process. Typically, this might involve the more accurate deposition of industrial adhesives to a complex component, which is made of several different parts. In this example, digitisation has improved accuracy, reduced failure rates and significantly cut down on material use. Employing digital controls here has also improved productivity. Read More

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