Technologies 4.0: Companies between investments, productivity and innovation


Technologies 4.0: Companies between investments, productivity and innovation
Use of intelligent, interconnected and Internet-connected machines; but also connection between physical and digital systems, complex analysis through Big data and real-time adaptations.
The fourth industrial revolution 4.0 is namely this and much more: a new way of organization not only of production, but of all company processes, in the context of a technological development that enables new dynamics based on the multifaceted digital frontiers.
Multiple are the benefits that derive from the adoption in the enterprises of these instruments and the relative Know-how: greater flexibility through the production of small lots at costs of large scale; quicker times from the prototype to line production through innovative technologies; increased productivity through shorter set-up times, reduction of errors and machine downtime; better quality and less waste through sensors that monitor production in real time; increased product competitiveness through enhanced functionality from the Internet of things.
Industry 4.0 is being adopted in the most developed countries of the world: from the United States, where the plan “Manufacturing Usa” has created a network of institutes and excellence labs, also consisting of large ICT private groups and universities, promoted by the Government and financed through public-private partnerships, to France, with the plan of reindustrialization and investment technologies 4.0 “Industrie du Futur” led by Government, passing through Germany, where it is active through “Industrie 4.0”, which is an action plan sponsored at federal level with the involvement of large industrial and technological players, and to Italy, where a national plan of tens of billions of euros is embodied in an architecture of public-private government.
In detail, the technologies that enable Industry 4.0 are of nine types. “Advanced manufacturing solution” sees the introduction of collaborative robots interconnected and quickly programmable; “Additive manufacturing” are 3D printers connected to digital development software; “Augmented reality” is the augmented reality to support production processes; “Simulation” represents the simulation between interconnected machines to optimize processes; “Horizontal – vertical integration” starts the integration of information along the value chain from the supplier to the consumer; “Industrial Internet” develops in the multidirectional communication between production processes and products; “Cloud” is the management of high amounts of data on open systems; “Cyber-security” constitutes security during network operations and on open system; “Big data and analytics” provides for the analysis of a wide database to optimize products and production process.
In this articulated path, also Emiliana Serbatoi’s proposal of the management system Emiltouch® and the level probe Emilprobe®, lands in the 4.0 universe thanks to the technological excellence of its range. The two devices, in fact, have been certified according to the 4.0 Industry principles (manufacturer side) and thanks to this approval, formalized by an accredited body recognized by the Ministry of Economic Development, they can be implemented by companies in the process of industry 4.0 mentioned above.
More precisely, the management system and Emiliana Serbatoi level probe are enabled for the integration into networks and corporate structures of economic entities, that adhere to industry standards 4.0 and have the intention to implement them. An external expert must then certify that Emiltouch® and Emilprobe®, once inserted into the “new” industrial context, ensure compliance with the requirements of 4.0. This will generate the tax benefits for operators who, with entrepreneurial farsightedness, make economic investments in products and certified networks, thus favouring further advantages, operational and financial.
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