How to use IoT technology to create a smart factory

Imagine a traditional factory, which might be a huge building located in a corner of an industrial park. But, like an island, such a factory is isolated from other manufacturing companies, not only in terms of location, but also in terms of OT and IT networks.

Today, this model no longer fits the trend of manufacturing. Especially in the uncertain economic environment, companies urgently need to improve the efficiency and productivity on the factory floor.

To seize the opportunities of Industry 4.0, IoT, and 5G, manufacturers are starting to digitize their production operations and generate real-time data that can be used. In other words, they are building smart factories and linking them to their entire enterprise operations. Emerging technologies such as blockchain, quantum computing and artificial intelligence will also create new opportunities in this area.

However, building a smart factory is a journey, and it can be difficult for companies to determine the best way forward.

How do you leverage IoT technology to capture the zeitgeist? How do you build a smart factory? And bring real value to the business?

Improving factory efficiency

“Efficiency” is an important factor that all manufacturing companies are concerned about. Surveys show that the most common internal goal of smart factory projects is to improve product quality, followed by improved asset utilization. Especially in high-end manufacturing, the inspection process in traditional factories is usually done manually, which is time-consuming and error-prone.

The application of IoT technology in the EYUNWEI® Smart Energy Saving Cloud Platform can greatly improve the efficiency of factory operation and maintenance.

Rich and comprehensive functions of IOT platform: covering ERP MES OA and other system functions integration, including equipment management, maintenance and repair management, point inspection management, equipment status monitoring, plant safety monitoring and other modules, throughout the whole life cycle management of equipment.

For all levels: Multi-person online collaborative operation can effectively divide the complex processes, improve work efficiency and reduce personnel error rate.

Bringing real value benefits to enterprises

Paradigm shift: from the traditional paper work order and Excel entry mode to paperless online efficient records.

Real-time monitoring: real-time control of production progress, timely alarm of production abnormalities, real-time transmission of hierarchical information.

Data analysis: Data visualization presentation, multi-dimensional data interpretation, self-service analysis at all levels.

Intelligent decision-making: intelligent production scheduling, intelligent accounting efficiency, and independent quality control.

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