Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory

Smart manufacturing drives greater efficiency and productivity in manufacturing across industries. This digital transformation’s backbone consists of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems.

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IoT Applications for Smart Factory

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IT/OT Integration

IIoT platforms integrate traditional IT functions with those of operational technology (OT) to transform factory floor operations. These platforms integrate legacy machines and sensors into IT systems and introduce edge intelligence. 5G accelerates this transformation by eliminating cabling and enabling ultra-reliable, mission-critical wireless communications.

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Process Optimization

Smart factories create efficiencies and capabilities that help manufacturers improve productivity and identify revenue opportunities. Real-time overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) visualization tools offer data collection and transformation. They provide full visibility into your factory’s efficiency.

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Predictive Maintenance

Monitor the condition and performance of connected machines and assets to improve asset availability and performance. Sensors on factory equipment transmit critical data regarding equipment health and utilization. This feedback helps manufacturers maximize equipment uptime and avoid operational disruptions.

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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management requires end-to-end visibility of raw materials and finished goods at all production and delivery stages to be effective. IIoT supply chain management solutions enable production managers and suppliers to better manage assets and inventory to meet demand.

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Telit IoT Connectivity

Get one-touch access to your global connectivity network with Telit IoT connectivity plans and management solutions. Telit’s IoT connectivity tools and resources efficiently get your deployment to market, regardless of scale or stage. Get scalable IoT connectivity, global visibility and granular control down to the individual SIM.

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What Is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 (the Fourth Industrial Revolution) is the next step in the evolution of technology in industry. In the last century, manufacturing technology progressed from Henry Ford’s assembly line to computerization — taking physical data and digitizing it. Then automation was introduced. Now, with Industry 4.0, value is being added through artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics.

How the Smart Factory Improves Quality Control

When it comes to the smart factory, manufacturers need solutions that provide vertical and horizontal integration. This integration makes it easier to connect the factory to inbound and outbound supply chains. Telit IIoT data orchestration, device management and enterprise system integration solutions are suited to all manufacturing verticals, including:

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Drive New Profitability Levels

Speak with a Telit IIoT expert today to learn how we can help with smart factory transformation.