Industry 4.0 defines the forth industrial revolution that is changing the way manufacturing companies work. Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Cloud Computing are the four pillars of Industry 4.0


Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is a vision and an approach to industrial production that use advanced digital technologies to create manufactoring environment highly automated, interconnected and smart.

This concept was introduced in Germany and it refers to the forth industrial revolution, that exploits technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), data analysis, Artificial Intelligence, advanced robotics and augmented reality. The goal is to improve the efficiency, the flexibility and the quality of production, as well as to create new business and service models opportunities.




Internet of Things (IoT)


Internet of Things (IoT) refers to interconnect physical devices, vehicles, home automation buildings with the integration of electronic sensors, software, actuators and network connectivity, that allows them to collect and send data.



Data Analysis

Data analysis is the process to explore, to clear, to transform and to interpret data with the goal of:

  • Receiving important information;
  • Identifying trends;
  • Making decision that are based on certain data or supporting problem revolution.

Analytical results can give more and remarkable benefit to business, new opportunities of gain, a best customer service, a best working efficiency, competitive advantages over rival organizations, ect…

Data Analysis



Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence (IA) has got the principal role for Industry 4.0 ‘cause it allows all the machineries and all the production systems to learn data in real time, making autonomous decisions and optimize all industrial processes. Artificial intelligence can analyze huge amounts of data (Big Data) that comes from connected sensors and devices, detects anomalies, anticipate machineries faults and improve manufacturing efficiency.

 Meanwhile, advanced robotics use highly sophisticated and self-employed robots that work together to humans workers or execute complex work independently. These robots are often equipped with Artificial Intelligence and they improve production, precision and safety in manufacturing environments, representing one of the key pillars of Industry 4.0.


The immediately benefits obtained from implementing of Industry 4.0 methods and technologies are:

  • Increased plant efficiency
  • Reducing the time-to-market of products
  • Minimization of operating costs
  • Optimization of human resource management
  • Improved business competitiveness
  • Decrease in waste and consequent improvement in production quality
  • Automation of the production process
  • Decreased downtime
  • Increased maintenance efficiency with Data Analytics for predictive maintenance

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