Omet – Transparent factory as a key to Industry 4.0
ITALY • According to the Italian press manufacturer, the transparent factory is the real key to get into Industry 4.0.
Thanks to new devices for machines connectivity and the evolution towards the Internet of Things and Big Data, more and more operations are now managed by remote control, the diagnostic is even more precise and allows quick and focused assistance, production data are always traceable and available and the supply chain is oriented towards the complete digitalization. For example, the use of RFID devices applied to the printing sleeves help the optimization of the whole process through the chance to memorize the parameters of every job and recall them anytime.
This kind of technologies are essential to take the leap into the Industry 4.0, which has become the objective of the global economic and industrial scenario: this huge change is based on connectivity, automation, and the integration between human labour and “intelligent” machines.
Moreover, the investment on “machines 4.0” is now supported by consistent tax breaks in many countries. This is a critical challenge for everyone, not only for big multinationals: many small and middle companies should take this opportunity as the only way to strengthen their business and increase their market share.