Industry 4.0 is on its Way

We know Industry 4.0 is coming, so capital equipment manufacturers are preparing by equipping their machine and ancillary equipment to be ready for installation of Industry 4.0 compatibility. Read this article about ways one machine tool builder is taking to prepare for the change.

 

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Machine tool builders and auxiliary equipment OEMs are equipping their products with connectivity capability in anticipation of the growth of Industry 4.0 and digital manufacturing.

There is much hoopla about Industry 4.0, what it can do for manufacturers and how it will revolutionize metalworking. Some of this is true and some is speculative.

What’s true is that the direction of digital manufacturing is on the upswing. It’s being applied in various ways; some dramatic, but most in small steps. What’s not in dispute is the results that shops are seeing even in incremental application of monitoring and analytics of what’s happening in real time on the shop floor.

We know Industry 4.0 is coming, so capital equipment manufacturers are preparing by equipping their machine and ancillary equipment to be ready for installation of Industry 4.0 compatibility. This article, “Preparing Precision Turning for Industry 4.0,” looks at the steps one builder is taking to prepare its equipment to be ready for Industry 4.0. Read the entire article here.