Industry 4.0 is classified as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. This culminates the large amounts of complex data alongside local interconnectivity thus resulting in a digital representation of complex factories. This is also referred to as ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘Smart Manufacturing’. This has enabled autonomous decisions based on sensor information. For example, auto-generating maintenance requests upon detection of bearing vibration.
This new shift has advantages but it has also introduced challenges, some of which include integration of raw data to networked systems, cybersecurity and big data analytics.
PHD understands the issues that face industries trying to maximize their efficiency through this new revolution. Through our expertise in IT systems including cyber security and data analytics to Automation integration of complex decentralized systems, we can help setup the Smart Factory of the Future.