Process optimization and production 4.0 is about collecting and evaluating the right data in the right place at the right time.
The future is fast approaching, and it is becoming increasingly digital: Industrial manufacturing is inconceivable without digitally controlled, comprehensively networked and robot-assisted automation. In the midst of all this future, however, we should not forget: The past helps to shape it. Every work process and every assembly station produces a large amount of data, which is the basis for a very targeted continuous improvement process (CIP). Every analysis refers to past developments and aims to improve them in the future.
In essence, Industry 4.0 for a system like adm means:
● Networking of all systems involved: Data sources and sensors work independently and proactively in even greater numbers. Even without downstream controls, they can provide your data on machines and components via networks and promote rapid evaluation and processing.
● Support through digital applications: Solutions like adm collect and visualize essential production data. They help your human "colleagues" make data-based decisions.
● Cases of decentralized decisions: Networked systems are already capable of autonomously controlling processes, but they still need to be programmed by the human user to do so. Assembly lines - equipped with a production management system (PMS) under human supervision - (almost) completely control themselves.
Digital transformation is not an end in itself. Systems like adm are designed to make production processes on the assembly line more efficient. And thus ultimately make work easier for each individual worker. All modules and components are the result of an analysis of production conditions on site. In the process, we gain experience from our customers' plants all over the world: process optimization "from the user for the user".