June 7, 2016
Industry 4.0 is a collective term embracing a number of modern automation, data exchange and manufacturing technology. The term facilitates the vision and execution of a “Smart Factory.” Spindles operations management software fast-forwards its customers to asmart factory model for just one area or for an entire workplace.
A smart factory is a modular structure designed around four principles. The four design principals support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios that include:
Interoperability:The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT) or 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.
Technical assistance:The ability of assistance systems to support humans by aggregating and visualizing information comprehensibly by making informed decisions and solving urgent problems when they arise and impact operational efficiency.
Decentralized decisions:The ability of cyber physical systems to make decisions on their own and to perform their tasks as autonomous as possible.
Spindle excels on knowing what information is valuable to the customer and applies industry expertise for meaningful interpretation of data and developing unique and effective solutions for operations management. By pushing the right information, in the right format into the right hands, Spindle’s smart factory solutions help give clients a competitive edge today and tomorrow.