The times that today's market requires of the manufacturing industry are increasingly tight and any sudden stops in production can result in significant costs to companies.
Thanks to the increasingly flourishing development of technologies in the field of industrial digitization, companies have started to speed up work in the production department.
For all new investments in tangible and intangible assets, 4.0 or less, which will be made by 1/01/2022 will apply new rates
Why talk about maintenance, a topic that should be a matter of course for entrepreneurs, production managers and operators?
Because our times, unfortunately, are characterized by such a speed that any slowdown in the production line has strong repercussions on business performance.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the companies that have been able to grow with a great show of resilience are the very ones that have invested the most in digital technologies
Big Data is a term recently coined to indicate all technologies, techniques and analysis methods dedicated to data collections where the amount of values received are very large and numerous such that traditional processes are not able to process them effectively and efficiently.
In these difficult months in which it is hard for every company to plan its strategies and think clearly about the future that awaits us, let's reflect about some thoughts of the famous statesman and lecturer EDWARDS DEMING on how best to manage companies in times of crisis.
In the large list of communication protocols (standard and non-standard) supported by different machines, the transition to automatic data collection and analysis is essential to allow SMEs to globally control all the details of production.
Today industrial machinery supports different communication protocols. They can be standard, such as FANUC, MODBUS, OPC-UA, etc.... or custom protocols developed by machinery manufacturers. (for further information, read the full article WHAT ARE THE MAIN INDUSTRIAL PROTOCOLS FOR THE MONITORING OF PLANTS?)
The industrial evolution reached by now the "version" 4.0 has led companies to the increasingly automated and technological production plants that produce a large amount of data, the "Big Data". But what are they and why are they so important for an SME?