To improve production processes, the use of digitization and automated connected machines have become the No.1 global trend in factory automation. Manufactures are enhancing the efficiency of the production line by implementing connected machines and processes. New developments like IoT, M2M or Smart Factory devices and software have led to the latest industrial revolution, commonly known as Industry 4.0.
In a Smart Factory, all parts of the production process are connected and interact with each other. Self-configuring, self-optimizing and self-diagnosing machines on the production site increases efficiency. Preventive maintenance can be implemented to secure a smooth production. New integrated safety systems are now able to detect critical situations earlier and inform operators much faster. Panasonic Industry provides components, devices and solutions to turn a factory into a Smart Factory, making it competitive for the new industrial area: Industry 4.0.