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Planning ahead with Industry 4.0 - It´s all about the data

The fourth industrial revolution has nothing to do with the steam that powered machines in the first industrial revolution, nor the mass production that characterized the second one. But there is a connection to the computer-driven changes of the third revolution we have been part of in recent decades.

And now, the fourth industrial revolution is building upon this with topics like connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence and a blurring of the boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. As well as having a significant impact on our personal lives, it will transform production processes as smart factories improve efficiency and open up a range of exciting new possibilities.

 

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF INNOVATION

By embracing this revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it is also known, industry is reacting to customers’ needs that call for new manufacturing processes within a smart interconnected environment – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Those who want to stay ahead must proactively integrate developments across the organization while simultaneously working closely with customers and suppliers. A clear strategic vision driven by performance helps to manage the huge disruption that goes hand in hand with digitalization. Seeing it as an opportunity for growth, progress, and innovation will show how smart products and processes can be developed. Addressing Industry 4.0 will raise awareness of many crucial topics for sustainable and profitable long-term operation.

The potential of Industry 4.0 and IIoT is monumental; it will redefine how we work and operate over the coming decades. It is reinventing industry thanks to a huge array of innovations, including sensors, big data, digital twins, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, and robotics. Underpinning it all is the crucial aspect of cybersecurity. Address that from the beginning and the future of IIoT promises to be a bright one.

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POSITIVE CHANGES WITH IIOT

  • Connectivity and communication
  • Fewer errors in operation
  • Automation and control
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Time and cost savings
  • Data collection and monitoring
  • Greater efficiency and new capacities
  • Cross-facility operations analysis
  • Supply chain visibility
  • Plant safety

HOW DOES ANDRITZ INTEGRATE THE EXCITING NEW POSSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH INDUSTRY 4.0?

As a technology leader with extensive and long-term experience in supplying industrial measurement, control, and optimization solutions for various industries, ANDRITZ is combining its process and equipment expertise with the latest advancements in the digital era. The result of this powerful combination is Metris: a portfolio of ANDRITZ Digital Solutions.

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