Industry 4.0 roadmap
Industry 4.0 is long journey and a huge challenge for any enterprise. But every journey starts with the first steps. Done right, each step already bears tangible benefits at low cost so that Industry 4.0 programs pay themselves on the way. And each step will help you get a better vision of the way and the goal.
Shop Floor Management
Shop-floor management is about visualisation of KPIs, improving and optimizing ressources, event detection, exception handling, continuous improvement, and sustainable solutions for problems. It relies on a mixture of innovative tools and methods. Local approaches for specific production lines or machines are possible so that large central investments are not necessarily required. Shop-floor management is a field of many possible quick wins!
Innovative Sensors & Actuators
The long lifetime of machines and the abundance of legacy equipment are a major reason for the slow progress on the Industry 4.0 journey. Our engineers help you to supply your production and products with the right sensors - as add-on or integrated components - that allow you to collect more information for analytics and monitoring tools. For new product development we propose measures for readiness for Industry 4.0 by adding future-proof sensory and actuatory components.
Many meaningful activities can be implemented on the edge without the need for a large central infrastructure or a master plan for Industry 4.0. Our software and analytics engineers bring even apparently complex tasks like predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to the edge so that smart local solutions can be found.
Industrial IoT & Connectivity
A global infrastructure for Industry 4.0 doesn't appear from nowhere. It requires a scaffold of standards, guidelines, and technology components that a network can grow along over time. The core principles and tools for connectivity are a key part of that scaffold. They can be setup with comparably small effort. Otofacto experts will give you guidance and practical hands-on support in that task.