How to build a smart factory?

- May 28, 2019-

Smart factories are an inevitable trend in the future development of the manufacturing industry. There are already some excellent cases, such as the world's major manufacturers including General Electric, Siemens, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, General Dynamics, etc. Are trying new manufacturing models. However, to upgrade smart factories to meet their own needs and environmental characteristics, different companies should adopt different methods in order to achieve the desired results.

Usually, enterprise transformation has several goals, such as slowing down labor costs, reducing the overall cost of the plant; increasing the efficiency of the production line, shortening the delivery time of the product; increasing the flexibility of the factory so that it can respond quickly to market demands and so on. Enterprises can create complete upgrade plans according to their own needs.

First of all, we must build the Internet of Things to connect sensors, motors, switches and other small tools. The smart factory in the industrial 4.0 era includes production lines, robots, the Internet of Things, and remote automation. In addition, it involves production networks and custom production systems, virtual planning of products, and production and remote maintenance.

In addition, smart factories need new workers and introduce professionals with IT knowledge and OT operation technology. Repetitive labor tasks in the factory will be handed over to the robot, and people will pay more attention to product design, process optimization and monitoring.

In the future, there will be tremendous changes in the manufacturing industry. At this stage, there are still many industrial and technical propositions that need to be further explored. The “OFweek 2019 China Intelligent Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition” will be held in Shenzhen from June 13th to 14th, from industrial robots. Senior experts in laser processing, 3C intelligent manufacturing, smart factories and other fields will gather together to share the latest development technology and intelligent manufacturing solutions for the future development of the pulse industry.