The obstacles all faced in 2020 certainly paved the way for significant progress in the coming year. As one considers the industry trends that will emerge, it is worth taking a look at the recurring theme that runs across all of these advancements. At their foundation, major technical shifts like these are a matter of practicality. People need to do the usual things they have always done — enjoy movies, read emails, set the thermostat — and technological advancements make it even easier and more comfortable.
- Industry 4.0 gains footholds- Industry 4.0 encompasses a wide range of topics, but it is widely understood to include the application of big data as well as automation to improve process efficiency. Industry 4.0 tools and processes need a significant financial investment, however, such technologies will gradually infiltrate even more facilities, compelling others to adapt to stay competitive.
- More robots to lend a hand- The employment of robotic systems in the manufacturing processes is not new, however as they get safer, smarter, and more mobility, these industries will witness an increase in their utilization. As robots are equipped to accomplish greater as well as provide a better outcome to their human co-workers, assembly, inventory, and machining become more efficient.
- Wearable technology- The next stage of in-demand information and data would be wearable gadgets, which will follow the switch to handhelds. Smart watches, headsets featuring heads-up displays, as well as other wearable will deliver essential information faster and more discreetly than ever before.
- Cyber security is indeed a growing concern in every business, including manufacturing. As the use of linked devices and types of machinery becomes more common, the risk of cyber-attacks increases. It is critical for manufacturers before being aware of such dangers as they adjust their operations to modern and upcoming procedures.
While integrating even a handful of these cutting-edge technologies will assist the facility’s complete productivity and efficiency, its capabilities can also boost the industry’s routine maintenance.