The core of smart manufacturing is the smart factory

- May 29, 2019-


The information revolution is intensifying, and manufacturing elements such as machinery, people, and products are no longer independent individuals. They are closely linked through the Industrial Internet of Things to achieve a more coordinated and efficient manufacturing system.


The current transformation of manufacturing can be seen as the integration of automation upgrades and information technology. This is not just automation and machine substitution, but also the factory can make independent decisions, flexibly produce diversified products, and quickly respond to more, Market changes.


The combination of artificial intelligence and manufacturing systems will be inevitable. Using algorithmic models such as machine learning, pattern recognition, and cognitive analysis, the ability of the plant control management system can be enhanced to achieve so-called intelligent manufacturing, in order to enable enterprises to compete in today's competitive environment, Get a better edge.


The intelligent manufacturing process is mainly around smart factories, and artificial intelligence plays an important role in smart factories. The Internet of Things connects all the machines and devices together, such as the controller, sensors, and actuators. Then, the AI can analyze the data uploaded by the sensors, which is the core of intelligent manufacturing.


With the development of the application of industrial Internet of Things, the network and the physical system will be closely linked, that is, the Internet of Things will connect the processors and sensors at the production site, so that the robots can communicate with each other, and the machines and people can communicate with each other. The work will no longer be strictly divided, and the future manufacturing system will bring people and machines together.


Digital twins are an important role. The entire process of intelligent manufacturing has a digital twin model. The system includes anything in the real world, which can be an application or an operation guide.


In addition, there is human-computer interaction in the intelligent manufacturing system, that is, the interaction between people and robots. There are also artificial intelligence to drive, optimize products and processes. Factories need to do some predictive maintenance or predict the energy consumption of the machine, etc. More and more of these functions can be implemented in smart factories.