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Industry 4.0

Consulting | Automation | Visualization

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Consulting | Automation | Visualization

Industry 4.0 is bringing the physical and virtual worlds together

Industry 4.0 is bringing the physical and virtual worlds together

The future of manufacturing is built upon four core foundations - digital twin, augmented reality, IoT platform, and edge computing. 

Future factories will be built twice: once virtually and again physically. Future functional tests on production equipment will be conducted using virtual simulation and commissioning models. In addition, Head-mounted augmented reality displays will be used for worker training to significantly reduce safety and training costs. 

Through connected devices, operators in the production line will have access to live data. This will assist them in making the best decisions, whether it is OEE optimization, equipment maintenance, or plant maintenance.

As industrial IoT evolves, we will see improvements in traceability, end-to-end supply chain integration, and workplace safety and health. In addition, this digital transformation will assist the manufacturing sector in meeting its ESG and lean manufacturing objectives.

By extending processing and storage capabilities to the edge, we can improve smart systems' latency and cyber security. In addition, because computing occurs closer to the data source, the risk of data leakage is reduced. Furthermore, edge storage alleviates the strain on cloud infrastructure by allowing manufacturers to send only relevant data to their cloud solutions. This reduces storage costs while also lightening the load on cloud-based analytics.

Industry 4.0 is bringing the physical and virtual worlds together
Implementing Industry 4.0: Challenges

Implementing Industry 4.0: Challenges

Implementing Industry 4.0: Challenges

Smart factories will open up new possibilities such as predictive maintenance, improved worker safety, and quality control. Shop floor connectivity will lead to more robust integration with ERP for better demand forecasting and resource allocation. We will see significant results like production optimization and operational efficiency improvement. Proper smart factory implementation will lead to agility, speed to market, and highly flexible lines.

To fully reap the benefits of industry 4.0, organizations must overcome the challenges of implementing large-scale solutions. The current workforce's lack of technical skills is a significant impediment to smart factory deployment. If the organization wants to scale beyond pilot projects, it must bring diverse capabilities to the team. This will include expertise in solution development to testing, deployment, and maintenance.

The separation of protocols, components, products, and systems is another significant challenge. This lack of interoperability limits the options for upgrading system components and switching from one vendor to another. 

Service Framework

Industry 4.0
Process analysis & optimization
  • Overall equipment efficiency (OEE) optimization
  • Overall line efficiency
  • Control & monitoring
  • Knowledge automation
  • Autonomous navigation and automated guided vehicle development
Factory Automation
  • Industrial gateways
  • Data lake creation and management on-premise and on cloud
  • Automated guided vehicles
  • Predictive analytics and maintenance
  • Plant performance analytics
  • AI-based video analytics
Design & visualization
  • Plant simulation
  • Digital twin 
  • Generative design
  • 3D modeling
  • AR/ VR/ MR applications for operational & maintenance SOPS

Differentiators

  • Ready-to-deploy solutions and components for offering flexible and scalable solutions
  • Center of excellence for IoT, AI, and Extended Reality 
  • Partnerships with I4.0 ecosystem (Automation and Sensors/ Device OEMs & Industrial ISVs)

 

Benefits to customer

  • End to end I4.0 solutions design and implementation to significantly improve overall performance/efficiencies of manufacturing processes
  • Affordable solutions for a reduced total cost of ownership 
  • Post- Solution implementation, 24X7 run management support for infrastructure and platform 

 

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