Industry 4.0 is an inescapable buzzword in today's manufacturing sector. But why does it matter to today's modern manufacturers? Let's first look at what Industry 4.0 actually isn't. First, it doesn't get its name from the 'four disruptors' of the manufacturing sector (data & connectivity, analytics, augmented reality & AI, and advanced robotics & 3D printing). Rather, it's the fourth big iteration of modern manufacturing.
Most of these disruptive technologies are still in their infancy when it comes to widespread adoption, however more and more businesses are introducing them by the day. The selling points of increased reliability and efficiency and lower costs are beginning to take hold across the sector, and industrial applications are now becoming increasingly relevant to businesses across the UK. However, awareness and education is still a challenge for manufacturers. Many businesses are either not aware of or don't know enough about these new distruptive technologies to begin to understand how to best implement them and how they can take advantage of them.Discover Solutions