07 May

The fourth industrial revolution, which began a few years ago thanks to the introduction of technologies linked to the Internet of Things in companies, is a process that is involving companies worldwide regardless of the size and sector in which they operate.
Let's now analyze the concept behind the term smart industry and the requirements that a company should have to be considered as such.

The new era of industry

Industry 4.0 involves an important renewal of production and management systems within the company, where most of the procedures will be totally or partly automated.
All the technologies that will be adopted in the industrial processes will collect and analyze data coming from the environment and from the machinery in order to guarantee an efficient and respectful production of the worker, who will be assisted in the work by technology.
A company, to be defined as 4.0, must necessarily be equipped with different characteristics that identify it from a technological point of view.

Maximum automation of production processes

The automation of production processes is a basic requirement for the company to be part of the movement that characterizes Industry 4.0.
The term automation identifies all those technologies that allow the operation of a machine or a process in an automatic way, that is without the intervention of the man who in this case assumes a controlling role.
In the smart industry, the machines, after the main setup that is selected by the heads of the operating department, update the method of proceeding by carrying out simultaneous analyzes of the processing.
Thanks to the use of increasingly “intelligent” and connected machines, the production process does not undergo sudden interruptions, guaranteeing continued work, reducing waste and allowing high quality standardized production.
The role of man in the industries that use technologies that enable the automation of production processes is to control the work of the machinery and to monitor and process the data collected through the monitoring systems.

Logistics in industry 4.0

Logistics represents an important industrial sector and thanks to new technologies, also in this area, numerous solutions are being developed that implement the reliability and efficiency of the entire supply chain.
The information related to transport is processed with the help of special software that allows you to know the entire shipment cycle from the warehouse to the delivery.
By constantly monitoring the flows, you are able to intervene promptly if a leak occurs within the process.
Warehouse management is another fundamental point in which new technologies have enabled an improvement in working conditions. More and more often warehouse management is managed through software capable of making sales forecasts and therefore generating information for a reorganization of material, reducing costs.

The internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence and other technologies are making an epochal change in the life of a company, revolutionizing the entire production cycle with the aim of reducing malfunctions and waste. More and more companies are joining this revolution that will mark a turning point not only in the manufacturing or logistic sector but in all fields, just think of the impact that these technologies also have in our everyday life.
The era of connected objects and data processing has begun, embrace this revolution yourself and discover what these technologies can do for you.