What does industry 4.0 mean, and what does it mean for you?
The Fabricator said, "First, let’s back up. Industry 4.0 is just a term. Yes, it does refer to the fourth industrial revolution. The first was mechanization, the second was mass production, the third automation."
It is also about connectivity and progress. Having insight and vilibility into your machines can help your business become more efficient and actually even safer.
Industry 4.0 means something different to every business, but for yours it can mean reducing downtime and maximizing efficiency!
The world of Industry 4.0 is a little like a painter with amazing colors (cyber-physical systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing—choose your buzzword), yet has only a really small canvas to work with (the early technology adopters and platforms).Upon acceptance, the job is scheduled and nested automatically, drawing data not only from the shop floor but from the cloud, be it provided by the machine toolmaker, a third party, or both.Read More