Industry 4.0, introduced in 2011 in Hanover, Germany, with the goal of reaching a new way of thinking about the industry, represents the future of industrial innovation, also being called “SMART FACTORY”. Through the use of cyber-physical monitoring systems a company can obtain a virtual copy of the psysical on which to apply decentralized decisions. All the systems interconnect and communicate with each others and with humans in real time.
This for what ?
Obtain maximum transparency in production steps, with massive storage of data and statistics, and maximum coordination between the different parts of the processing.
There are four design principles in Industry 4.0. These principles support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios.
Interoperability: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of People (IoP).
Information transparency: The ability of information systems to create a virtual copy of the physical world by enriching digital plant models with sensor data. This requires the aggregation of raw sensor data to higher-value context information.
Technical assistance: First, the ability of assistance systems to support humans by aggregating and visualizing information comprehensibly for making informed decisions and solving urgent problems on short notice. Second, the ability of cyber physical systems to physically support humans by conducting a range of tasks that are unpleasant, too exhausting, or unsafe for their human co-workers.
Decentralized decisions: The ability of cyber physical systems to make decisions on their own and to perform their tasks as autonomous as possible. Only in case of exceptions, interferences, or conflicting goals, tasks are delegated to a higher level.
And what about Bryscan Sensor ?
Bryscan Sensor is not just an analysis tool, it’s a way to get data, statistics, and to impose a quality standard on your production line. With the Drying Controller, in fact, you can even automate your drying parameters so that you do not need an operator in the drying setting.
This is our way to introduce our customers to the future 4.0: smart technology, automation, interconnection and quality.