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Industry 4.0 Requires… Automation

The IoT Movement in Electronics Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 Requires... Automation

In the next revolution of manufacturing IoT, or Internet of Manufacturing, many adaptions will need to be made in order to reap the benefits of a truly smart factory that optimizes time, work force, efficiency, materials, supplier and full chain data analytics monitoring. But the key benefits that stand to be achieved are a great boost for the electronics manufacturing floor and business model. What do Electronics Manufacturing factories stand to gain from Industry 4.0? Here are some major improvements that can be expected:


  1. Smarter Supply Networks
  2. Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (remote visualization and engineer integration, remote monitoring, alerts, control, and remote production scheduling)
  3. Cloud Storage – secure processing, data storage and sharing on cloud network
  4. Advanced Decisions based on Data Analytics and real time monitoring
  5. Encrypted Technologies to protect against cyber threats
  6. Intelligent Sensors – integrated into machines that communicate on a wireless network that share data and analytics
  7. Smart Maintenance – predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and maintenance
  8. Mobile workforce - Augmented Reality devices for workers to process real-time alerts and information remotely
  9. Cyber physical system of interconnected social machines that work together to improve efficiency
  10. Robotics – use of flexible automated machines that can interact with humans and other machines
  11. Product intelligence – products that carry information for data analytics and decision making


Suppliers in IoT Manufacturing

Some vendors will be more interested in investing in your efforts to elevate to a 4.0 Industry factory by improving systems, using AR/VR/MR technologies to connect you to your machines, providing solutions and plans for upgrading to full automation. But the bottom line is that the trajectory to Industry 4.0 will require automation on every level that can possibly connect to a smart grid system of machine analytics, communications, control, and decision-making.

Solutions like real-time solder monitoring, data exchange formats like XML, and new standards of machine communication, like transitioning from SMEMA to more interconnected methods of SMT communication are on their way. Be prepared to work more closely with vendors based on their preparedness to serve this new model. Many major EMS factories are beginning to test the waters of integration in Industry 4.0. But the one thing that will be required of all future models of Electronics Manufacturing is automation of machine monitoring, engineering, communicating, delivering, and more. Automation is the key component moving us from sluggish manual system of unpredictable output to measurable systems with multiple streams of highly integrative data aimed at top performance decision-making.


IoT Integration Across Industry | Smthelp.com