Industry 4.0 is a new wave of technologies to the 4th industrial revolution. It will make the work easier and will create interconnected, and highly automated factories using IoT, AI, robotics, cognitive computing, sensors, data analytics, and other technological innovations. This industrial revolution will bring close interconnections between manufacturers and other parts of the economy by smart cities technologies. There are many other benefits of industry 4.0 discussed below.
1) Improved productivity and better efficiency:-
With the help of Advanced technologies and smart machines and factories productivity will be increased in less time. This means faster production that uses less raw materials and production resources while keeping the costs down. Production-related problems can be solved in real-time and this will make the products more efficient. With the help of automation and the capacity for self-improvement, the machines will increase their efficiency and also reduce wastage.
2) Intelligent products and factories:-
Interconnected connections and products able to share information and data related to their health, location, usage level, storage conditions, and many more. This information and data gathered can help manufacturers improve their products, customer service, logistics, R&D, service needs, remote upgrades, and also open doors to new service-based business models. Smart factories are highly digitilized and using autonomous facilities and using full advantages of developed technologies like Big data, IoT, AI, robotics, analytics, etc. makes these factories self-improving and self-correcting and delivers customized products cost-efficiently.
Industry 4.0 will help you to produce products at higher quality, higher-margin, more innovative products, and customized products for customers’ demand along with mass production. This will also have minimal staff cost, product cost, wastage, quality issues, and less downtime will provide huge profitability to the manufacturers. With the help of sensors and controllers, machines can be automatically shut down when it isn’t being used to help save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and better lifespan for machines.
4) Quality assurance and customer experience:-
With help of smart factories and advanced technologies manufacturers can provide higher quality products regularly, better product availability, and automated track and trace capabilities will build a better impact on the product and a better customer experience. This means manufacturers will have to deal with fewer complaints, recalls, and problem-solving which will build more customer trust with the manufacturers and have regular customers.
Smart manufacturing will provide smart security for the products and the employee at the workplace. Integrated safety systems will help to protect workers on the floor, on the line, and in distribution. In case of an accident, everyone in the facility will be alerted, operations can cease, and made sure issues and errors are solved correctly. Valuable data collected from such issues can be used to prevent a repeat occurrence in the future.
The wearable is a new technology among employees to monitor their performance and help them improve and keep them safe.