The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 or I4.0, these are just some of the names used to identify the growing trend towards the introduction of smart factories with digitally automated production. Sensors monitor machinery and processes in a plant, provide advanced warning of component wear and generate useful statistics.
Experts at the INTEMAC Research Centre provide consultancy services in the area of Industry 4.0:
- Explain the principles and benefits of the I4.0 concept
- Introduce the opportunities digital technologies offer
- Analyse the level of digitization and company readiness for I4.0
- Help implement solutions in practice
A practical example is Production Cell 4.0 which consists of a platform that links a machine tool with a robot and measuring station. The unit is unique in that it combines different devices from various manufacturers into a single whole that can easily communicate and is ready for integration into smart factories across the country. For example, it enables adaptive production, integrated robotics and uniform control of machinery. At the INTEMAC Research Centre, you can integrate your machinery into the uniform cell system and test Industry 4.0 possibilities on your own technology.
Production Cell 4.0 was created in the INTEMAC laboratories in cooperation with TAJMAC-ZPS, B+R automatizace, Renishaw, Comau, Sewio, SMC and Unicorn.