Dubbed as the 4th industrial revolution the introduction of automation and connected devices in the manufacturing industry has led to the creation of smart factories, communicating between each other through Internet of Things technology to streamline the manufacturing process.
Modern information and communication technologies like Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data or Cloud Computing will help predict the possibility to increase productivity, quality and flexibility within the manufacturing industry and thus to understand advantages within the competition.
Smart factories, which will be at the heart of Industry 4.0, will take on board information and communication technology for an evolution in the supply chain and production line that brings a much higher level of both automation and digitisation. It means machines using self-optimisation, self-configuration and even artificial intelligence to complete complex tasks in order to deliver vastly superior cost efficiencies and better quality goods or services.
There are a number of ways current factories can make use of Industry 4.0 techniques, with some of the products below being well suited to help implement intelligent, data-driven systems that will allow you to reap the benefits of the new Internet of Things revolution.
Integrating 3G connectivity and advanced security, the InRouter615-S series of routers is the next generation of InRouter cellular routers. With embedded hardware watchdog, link detection, auto-recovery, Wi-Fi (optional) and auto-reboot, the InRouter615-S series provides reliable communications to unattended sites.
SL869-V2S family offers a low power consumption and low-cost alternative to Telit SL869-V2 family. It is provided in the industry standard 12.2 x 16mm footprint. “V2S” variant ensure pin-to-pin and protocol compatibility with the SL869-V2 family.