One of the benefits of Industry 4.0 is that manufacturing companies can operate in a paperless paradigm (Newgenapps, 2017). This technology includes the ultimate digitalization of all processes within the factory. All data is stored in the cloud. Therefore, you must receive it in digital form in order to upload it. As was common in previous industries (Industry 3.0, Industry 2.0, Industry 1.0) there is no place to record transactions and production on paper.
The advent of paperless digital manufacturing offers many benefits to businesses. The first benefit is increased operational flexibility. To quickly respond to business changes such as sudden high customer demand, unavailable assets, or material shortages, factory managers can quickly access accurate information to make better decisions. It is most important to be able to timely access to this information in a paperless factory increases operational flexibility. It’s hard to quantify, but you can be more innovative by giving your employees access to real-time data. It gives you plenty of time to focus on other important issues instead of sorting through documents before sharing.
Our paperless digital manufacturing facility is also eco-friendly. Not only does it keep your workshop tidy, but it also reduces the number of trees that have to be felled just to make paper. The implementation of Industry 4.0 is therefore, in a sense, a step toward UNEP’s commitment to environmental protection (Newgenapps, 2017).
Real-Time Machine Monitoring and Control
Industry 4.0 is associated with better real-time technology required for immediate data collection and processing. Integrating such real-time technology into the manufacturing process can lead to high productivity and efficiency (Almada-Lobo, 2017).
Real-time machine monitoring and control uses data to track how machines are performing on the assembly line and take production efficiency into account. Data managers involved in the process have access to visual insights from a variety of sources, including database logs, network logs, web server logs, and connected app usage statistics. As soon as an issue is detected, you will be notified immediately, so you can resolve the issue faster.
There are many ways real-time machine monitoring and control can improve industrial automation. This is achieved by utilizing technologies such as multi-core CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and SIMDs. Combined with relevant data, it can reduce time to market.
Second, real-time machine monitoring and control reduce costs. Factories can be blackmailed by installation