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Industry 4.0 – Internet of Things

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Recent developments surrounding Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things have started to facilitate a major paradigm shift in various manufacturing industries. The traditional production hierarchy with centralized control is shifting increasingly towards decentralized self-organization, in which the resulting product independently communicates with the production devices and actively intervenes in the production process.

As measuring technologies evolved, digitization has become a core element of innovation. For example, many businesses have made the shift from analog signal transmission to end-to-end digital data transfer. As a result, an intelligent measuring device or sensor provides more than just accurate measuring values. They provide qualified real-time status information about the manufacturing process, including the status of the device or the product.

The devices also provide information to initiate preventative maintenance actions before problems can occur. This strongly supports operation management in keeping production running, avoiding downtime and planning repair at the right time. Such measuring technology also has the capability to integrate automatically into data networks and control systems, making initial installation and replacement fast and easy.

METTLER TOLEDO offers various measuring technologies that seamlessly integrate in a smart factory today or provide opportunities for the future.

Gateway for the Industrial Internet of Things

Enable your operation with the right tools to prepare for Industry 4.0. The ACI400 IIoT Edge device from METTLER TOLEDO is a gateway for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Use Weighing Data to your Advantage
Use Weighing Data to your Advantage

Use Weighing Data to your Advantage

Collect+™ software captures production-weight and process data from every scale on your shop floor and visualizes it in an easy to understand dashboard. Use data for audits, quality initiatives and process optimization.

InTouchSM Remote Service
InTouchSM Remote Service

InTouchSM Remote
Service

Remote monitoring of weighing processes avoids downtime. Remote support allows fast reaction and reduces the need for on- site interventions.
All data transfer is protected with third-party accredited security measures.

Terminals, Bench and Floor Scales
Terminals, Bench and Floor Scales

Terminals, Bench and Floor
Scales

The weighing terminals for bench scales and floor scales show weighing results and feature self-learning functions plus status information, forwarding them to the control system or mobile devices of line operators.

Weigh Modules for Small and Large Capacity
Weigh Modules for Small and Large Capacity

Weigh Modules for Small and Large Capacity

Small weigh modules and large weigh modules for tanks, conveyors or customized weighing devices feature an incorporated microprocessor to provide weighing results plus real-time status information to the control system.

Weight transmitters to integrate into control cabinet
Weight transmitters to integrate into control cabinet

Weight Transmitters to Integrate into Control Cabinet

Transmitters for DIN-Rail mounting provide very fast weight results plus comprehensive status information allowing priority setting for an alarm-management system via industrial-based Ethernet to PLC.

Dynamic Product Inspection Solutions
Dynamic Product Inspection Solutions

Dynamic Product-Inspection Solutions

Scalable dynamiccheckweighers, metal- detectors, x-ray and vision systems provide real-time status and production data to PLC or ERP systems via industrial fieldbus or OPC servers..

High-Precision Weigh Modules for Small Capacities
High-Precision Weigh Modules for Small Capacities

High-Precision Weigh Modules for Small Capacities

High-precision weigh modules for automated weighing provide permanent weight values plus detailed status information. They feature incorporated calibration to perform functionality tests at any time.

Intelligent Sensor Management Technology
Intelligent Sensor Management Technology

Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM®) technology

Analytical sensors run sophisticated diagnostics to predict when maintenance, calibration or replacement is required. The latest version can actually learn from other sensors.

 

Direct System Integration for Process Analytics Transmitters
Direct System Integration for Process Analytics Transmitters

Direct System Integration for Process Analytics Transmitters


With ISM-equipped transmitters, sensor diagnostics can be easily integrated into all common control architectures for monitoring on asset management software in a maintenance room.

What is the industrial revolution? What is industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is the 4th industrial revolution after the invention of: 1. steam machines, 2. electricity and assembly lines, 3. personal computers and programmable control systems and now 4. smart connected devices. It propagates lot size one for commodities, modular manufacturing equipment, smart devices that make local decisions, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Industry 4.0 doesn't intend to eliminate humans from production, instead it promotes the support of humans with sophisticated equipment to facilitate their work and to avoid errors.

What are industry 4.0 solutions?

Industry 4.0 solutions are smart devices that can learn and make adjustments to optimize their yield, without being instructed to do so. They permanently monitor their condition and use algorithms to predict how long they can work without maintenance or resupply of raw material. Smart Devices often have an on-board electronic memory or their so-called digital twin.

How does industry 4.0 work? How will industry 4.0 impact industry?

Industry 4.0 propagates lot size one for commodities, modular and flexible manufacturing equipment, smart devices that make local decisions, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Industry 4.0 doesn't intend to eliminate humans from production, instead it promotes the support of humans with sophisticated equipment to facilitate their work and to avoid errors.

How can the use of new technology in industrial manufacturing benefit producers?

New connectivity solutions such as OPC UA and MQTT facilitate efficient data exchange and make configuration easy. Machine learning and analytical software tools enable the search for anomalies or patterns in huge amounts of data in a very short time to identify problem spots or improvement opportunities. Predictive maintenance functionalities help to avoid machine stops and optimize maintenance planning. Producers can better react to their customer needs, increase their flexibility and reduce their costs by applying Industry 4.0 recommendations.

How can the use of new technology in industry benefit workers?

Workers that work in factories applying Industry 4.0 recommendations are supported by sophisticated devices and machines to produce a bigger variety of products in a more ergonomic manner with less errors.

How can the use of new technology in industry benefit consumers?

Consumers can get individualized products at a higher quality, for an affordable price, and with shorter delivery times if they are produced according to Industry 4.0 recommendations.

What refers to how well a system can adapt to increased demands?

Modular manufacturing equipment with fast plug and play capabilities using well designed software and mechanical interfaces can easily be re-arranged to new machine combinations for adapting to changes in customer needs.

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