Industry 4.0: More than just a buzzword

There exists a lot of different opinions on what Industry 4.0 actually is and what it will include and affect.
Industry 4.0 will not change our world from one day to another. But the way you choose to relate to Industry 4.0 as a company right now, can be crucial for future success.

In this article we will tell a bit about what Industry 4.0 means to us here at EffiMat Storage Technology A/S and some of the choices you could make as a company, in order to utilize the potential of Industry 4.0 in the future.

Industry 4.0 can optimize our customers operational liability

Digitalization is in many ways the backbone of Industry 4.0 and it is about creating integration between the digital world and the physical production. Here at EffiMat Storage Technology A/S, Industry 4.0 especially means, that we will have an improved opportunity of securing our customers operational liability. A few years ago, our customers would call us if problems with the installations occurred.

We would send out a service technician to solve the issue and meanwhile, the customers production would come to a standstill. The situation is completely different today. We can directly log on to our solutions and in many cases rectify errors from a distance. But when Industry 4.0 really makes its advent, we will be able to get notifications in advance, based on patterns and hereby act ahead and prevent errors that could result in an operational shutdown.

Narrowed down it means, that we’ll go from ”preventive maintenance” to ”predictive maintenance”.
At EffiMat Storage Technology A/S, we are already engaged in Industry 4.0, as we have customers who has demanded, that our solutions became fully integrated with their automatized production. That is how we know, that Industry 4.0 also brings a lot of advantages.