Still baffled by Industry 4.0? Apprehensive about £000s investment costs?
You needn’t be… says Simon Adams at WERMA.
Much has been written about Industry4.0 over the last few months. It is a fair bet though, that many Factory Managers are still less than clear about what it is and what it signifies. It is certainly not a specification which you can go out and buy, nor is it a norm such as ISO which a company can be audited against to obtain certification.
Rather it is simply a new way of industrial life, a new way of doing things and organising things by taking advantages of the benefits of the latest technologies available. So, it is evolutionary, not really in any sense a 4th industrial revolution, which is often cited together with Industry 4.0.
By taking advantage of the latest technology to digitalise the way we manage aspects of our business we are embracing the spirit of Industry 4.0 thinking. Increased use of automation,
and the latest process improvement tools speed up processes, make them more transparent and reduce the amount of human errors and inaccuracies caused often by traditional
methods of recording certain types of information with the aid of a clipboard, pen and spreadsheet!
Three systems to solve specific process issues: