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Industry 4.0 keywords you should know

Graham Immerman
March 06, 2019

Do you know these Industry 4.0 keywords?

Smart Factory - A smart factory is a factory that manufactures and runs using technology like artificial intelligence and robots. Smart manufacturing makes a smart factory.

IIoT - Tech Target says, " Blending technologies like machine learning, cloud-based data analytics and sensors, IIoT essentially creates systems that can collect and analyze data that helps manufacturers make better business decisions."

Other words you should know include additive manufacturing, AI, AR, collaborative robot, and digital twin. Are you using any of these on your floor? What would you add to this list?

Words to go: Industry 4.0 basicsSource: http://searcherp.techtarget.com

One thing is certain: A fast-moving digital transformation is taking place in manufacturing as forward-thinking manufacturers bring advanced technologies, like AI, additive manufacturing and augmented reality, to factory floors.Smart factory: Commonly referred to as the result of Industry 4.0, a smart factory is a manufacturing facility that runs on its own with the use of technologies like robots, AI and IoT.Read More

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