Industry 4.0 takes automation to new heights. Intelligent machines and smart components work together to create a highly efficient workflow.
Machines, databases and production plants are all connected together via a digital network. This enables efficient scheduling and co-ordination across the entire value chain.
Production plants generate vast quantities of data. Analytics enables engineers and managers to exploit the hidden value in data. For example, to predict failure of equipment.
Greater levels of connectivity increase the risk of cyber-attacks. Cyber-physical security is a core element of Industry 4.0. Assess level of threat and implement effective policies.