The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, and it seems there’s no stopping it. With the rapid advancement of high technology, the promises that appeared unrealistic only twenty or thirty years ago are currently nearing fulfillment.
As the world is slowly breaking the barrier between man and machine, how will Industry 4.0 affect global businesses and industries? And how does it affect them already?
Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the way companies manufacture, improve and distribute their products. The keyword here appears to be integration – understood for the first time in the history of the industry as the integration of a human with technology, digitally-controlled machines, processes, and the Internet.
Industry 4.0. is the digital transformation of industrial manufacturing that enables enterprises to make real-time decisions, increase productivity, flexibility, and agility. Manufacturers integrate assistive technologies, including the Internet of Things, cloud solutions and analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in their manufacturing facilities and throughout their operations. The technology leads to increased automation, predictive maintenance, self-optimization of process improvements, and, above all, a new level of performance and customer responsiveness that was impossible before.
However, Industry 4.0 revolution is not about creating factories where humans are replaced by robots. Industry 4.0 makes factories a better place to work and supports humans like never before. It provides access to virtually any useful information, at any time, from any place, which enables the economic production of individualized products and short series. Production tools can modify their operation themselves, adapting to new tasks. And most importantly – Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies can be used in almost all industries and types of enterprises.
At xBerry, we understand it well. That’s why our mission is to empower the efficient transformation of business and industry through the means that the fourth industrial revolution brought about.
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