Does Industry 4.0 comprises of manual machines?

Yes Industry 4.0 uses manual machines as the data is recorded from the machine and sent to the software, if there is no involvement of manual machines then from where you can collect data and display in the software so it is very essential to have manual machines. Industry 4.0  collects data from the manual machines using sensors and displays it on the software which is GAPOSM i.e. Operating System for Manufacturing.

The sensors can measure parameters like temperature, current, speed, etc. and these parameters depend on the machine which parameters it can measure and if the sensor is mounted on the machine then it measures the parameter you want and displays it on the screen.

The software displays the data in any form it can be done as per the customer needs. It includes any machine that can be tracked with sensors and there is no machine which cannot be tracked with sensors, so Industry 4.0 can include any machine. All the data which is recorded by the sensors are represented in different forms in the software, it can be a graphical view, can be displayed in table view or can show the data as one wishes to see. All the manufacturing industries which have moved towards industry 4.0 have automated all their work processes.

Industry 4.0 is the trend for data exchange in the manufacturing industries. There are four principles of design for Industry 4.0 and these principles help to support companies to identify and implement Industry 4.0:-

  • Interoperability– Its the ability of sensors, machines, devices and people to communicate with each other through Internet of Things (Iot).
  • Transparency of Information– Its the ability of information systems to create a virtual copy of physical world.
  • Technical Assistance– The ability of the assistance systems helps to make quick decisions and solves urgent problems on short notice.
  • Decentralized decisions– Cyber physical systems has the ability to make decisions and perform tasks on their own.
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