Smart Manufacturing which is often equated with ‘Industry 4.0’ leverages the Big Data trend of advances in volume, velocity, and variety of data, and applies ‘Big Data analytics’ to make sense of it by improving existing analysis capabilities and providing new capabilities such as predictive analytics.
Cloud storage and computing, data acquisition and cloud-based communications for the interoperability of the different tools are essential components of the STREAM-0D solution. Within the project, IES provide tools to manage data more effectively.
Fersa Bearings has been recently awarded with the Industry 4.0 Award by Sisamex. The award is also the result of a close collaboration with other STREAM-0D partners.
This article, provided by IES as part of the ‘Bits of STREAM-0D’ series, illustrates how cloud based tools can be used to achieve real-time control in manufacturing for zero-defects and production process flexibility.