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Industry 4.0 is the buzzword of the year for manufacturers, but is it just a flash in the pan, or is it here to stay? The merger of IT and OT promises to redefine the factory as we know it.
Delving deeper into what 'Industry 4.0' really means reveals some trends that are adding real value to the manufacturing industry and have staying power. While calling it the next Industrial Revolution might be an exaggeration, dismissing the concept as a fad would be foolish. Companies should be carefully evaluating the current state of their factories and how modernisation could improve conditions, output - and their bottom line. 

Business Benefits:

  • Allows for more accurate budget cycles
  • Improved quality and output
  • Increased security and reliability
  • Higher productivity and efficiency
Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

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. 

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