Industry 4.0 and digitalization are currently some of the most discussed and yet least understood topics within manufacturing today. With still a lot of confusion surrounding Industry 4.0, today, we will be exploring the key technologies behind Industry 4.0 and how these technologies are changing manufacturing.
Artificial Intelligence is currently fuelling massive change in the manufacturing industry. It continues to be the most significant driving force powering today: Everything from remotely monitoring machinery to spotting problems before they occur to reducing waste in the supply chain and ensuring they are ready for sale without delays…
Lean is defined as a set of management practices to improve efficiency and effectiveness by eliminating waste. The core principle of lean is to reduce and eliminate non-value-adding activities and waste. Lean manufacturing is a series of principles and techniques to help improve performance in factories, production lines and machines by eliminating as much waste as possible.
The cost of quality in manufacturing is rising. Even high-skilled manual inspections can be slow, ineffective, costly and potentially dangerous. More than half of the checks require a visual confirmation by someone. Even when manufacturers use cameras, they are only capturing a fraction of the potential data.
The digital landscape for manufacturers is constantly changing. AI-driven digital transformation has become a must-have for the manufacturing industry today. It’s not surprising that IDC expects half of all manufacturers to invest in improved flexibility and AI to drive productivity improvements by 2022.
AI-powered video analytics is one of the most discussed topics in the manufacturing industry. The latest AI and production combination promise a stronger, more efficient, and hassle-free working environment in factories.