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.

Where to start as a company?

The potential of Industry 4.0 is so great, that it can seem hard to grasp. There are many new and efficient technologies available for companies, which can improve and streamline both products, processes and services, and which can make the transfer to Industry 4.0 more fluent. The common denominator for these technologies is integration.
Your company might be more than ready for the fourth industrial revolution or maybe you are a little bit in doubt of where to begin? There is no one-sided answer as to how the transition to Industry 4.0 should be managed. But a large part of it might be, that companies has to redefine their mindset.

Completely new business models and work tasks are going to be a reality when Industry 4.0 makes its advent. It can therefore be an advantage, to start and adjust for a digital production. A kind of digital preparedness needs to be established, in order for the production to be taken to a higher level through automatization and gathering of data.

Do you want to know more about how your company could get ready for the fourth industrial revolution? Contact our salesteam and let us find how your company can utilize potential of 4.0. We can help both larger and smaller companies, as our solutions can be accustomed to the given customer.