Industry 4.0 is where flexible mass manufacturing meets mobility and the Internet of Things. The aim is to transform the way we produce things by improving individual identification of the product life, flexibility of factories and logistics, and productivity.
The key advantages of Industry 4.0 are:
- The digital, flexible factory with continuous, instant communication between the various tools and workstations in the production and supply chain, and remote self-diagnostic capabilities.
- Powerful simulation and data processing tools to enable virtual reproduction, train staff and technicians and ensure easier maintenance.
- An energy- and raw material-efficient factory due to an instantaneous communication and information exchange network which will coordinate requirements and availabilities.