Industrial 4.0 Incorporates Specialized IIoT Applications
Industrial 4.0 Incorporates Specialized IIoT Applications

Mar 21, 2019

The next generation of manufacturing automation has been coined as the 4th industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Many of these advances in manufacturing revolve around the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). An offshoot of the internet of things (IoT) we already read about every day, home consumer products, such as smart TVs, thermostats, etc. IIoT will enable the creation of new business models by improving productivity, exploiting analytics for innovation, and transforming the workforce. The potential of growth by implementing IIoT is predicted to generate $15T of global GDP by 2030. Many different technologies enable the IIoT: cyber-physical systems (CPS), cloud-computing IT, big data analysis, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. [1]

CPS is the basic platform for IoT and IIoT and connects physical machines that were once disconnected. It integrates the dynamics of the physical process with those of software and communication. Cloud computing IT services deliver the resources that are retrieved from the internet; files can be kept on cloud-based storage systems instead of on local storage devices for quick access and security. Big data analytics is the process of reviewing large, varied data sets. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that creates machines that function and react like humans. Machine learning is the main part of AI, which allows the software to become more accurate with predicting outcomes without being programmed. [1]

Industrial 4.0 IIoT Applications

  • Embedded sensors and controllers, remotely networked via Wi-Fi or RFID, monitor and regulate function, optimize factory workflow, or even anticipate changes in operating conditions, augmenting human assembly workers’ skills while ensuring a higher output with even better quality control.
  • Applicable assembly-line robotics operated via machine-learning algorithms, deliver high precision with minimal human oversight.
  • Data-driven manufacturing, incorporating big data and cloud-based applications to process, analyze, and visualize data throughout design and production, including extended failure analysis, facilitating stronger decision-making by management.
  • Real-time coordination with supply chains ensures materials are always available in necessary quantities, eliminating shortages or surpluses that affect the bottom line.

We realize that maintaining our world-class manufacturing services means conceptualizing, designing, and implementing Industry 4.0-inspired improvements to our production facilities. Manufacturers who fail to invest in the future, or insist decade-old methods will always remain tried-and-true, will simply fall behind the curve.

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We contribute our 40 years of design and manufacturing expertise spanning multiple diverse markets. We look forward to discussing how we can deliver world-class products for OEMs across the globe. We understand our home Indian market, familiar with its vast regulatory and selling environments. We foster growth opportunities within India through our strong technology incubation ecosystem. We also assist global OEMs in entering the Indian market by leveraging the local supply chain and favorable operating environments for cost reductions.

Our flagship Chennai location opened in 2006 and lies within a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for electronics manufacturing, offering economic incentives for imports and exports. This primary facility is within 90 minutes of the Chennai seaport and 20 minutes to the international airport. Additional road and rail connectivity links to the rest of India and beyond and infrastructure advantages with faster import and export clearances. We also have labor force flexibility, both technical and manual, to scale to demand rapidly.

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