Industry 4.0 and Machine Vision
Industry 4.0, or "The Industrial Internet of Things," will rely upon machine vision to revolutionize industrial automation.
One of the most hotly discussed topics in the manufacturing world today is Industry 4.0, or "The Industrial Internet of Things." Industry 4.0 refers to a set of emerging innovations in advanced automation, machine vision, Big Data, cloud computing and machine learning which will revolutionize manufacturing. Industry 4.0 demonstrates tremendous potential to bolster productivity, reduce waste, refine product quality, enhance manufacturing flexibility, decrease operating costs and deliver myriad other benefits to the factory floor.
Industry 4.0 is associated specifically with an increase in the use of cyber-physical systems (CPS), such as sensors, which have the ability to collect data for manufacturers and producers in order to identify and trace parts and subassemblies. This data collection process enables devices to autonomously exchange information, as well as control and interact with each other independently.Whitepaper: Introduction to Machine Vision Whitepaper: Introduction to Industrial Barcode Reading
Machine vision will be a critical part of automation systems in Industry 4.0. As data analytics capabilities progress, the high volume of data accessible through vision equipment will be used to identify and flag defective products, understand their deficiencies and enable fast and effective intervention in the Industry 4.0 factory.
Given the highly diverse operations of global manufacturers and variations in region, industry, size, and competitive environment, the full potential of Industry 4.0 continues to take active shape. While the space continues to evolve, one thing is clear: Industry 4.0 will revolutionize automation and manufacturing, reshaping factories of the future.
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