Industry 4.0 is classified as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. This is also commonly referred to as the ‘Industrial Internet of Things’ or ‘Smart Manufacturing’. This technology culminates in large amounts of data alongside local interconnectivity thus resulting in a digital representation of complex factories. One major technological advancement this has enabled is autonomous decisions based on sensor and machine information. For example, auto-generating a maintenance request upon detecting an increase in bearing vibration and repairing the problem before failure.
This paradigm technological advancement has many advantages but it has also introduced challenges. Some of the aforementioned challenges include organization of raw system data to networked systems, cybersecurity and big data analytics.
PHD understands the issues that manufacturers face trying to maximize their opportunity through this industrial revolution. Through our decades of expertise in industrial automation and information technology systems including cyber security and data analytics, we can help deploy your Smart Factory today!