Industry 4.0 & Factory Automation

The Smart Factory of The Future

What will your factory look like in the future? As you move towards Industry 4.0, your facility will incorporate cyber-physical systems such as cognitive computing, autonomous intelligent vehicles, cobots, and cloud computing.

The use of data and the implementation of Factory Automation solutions are crucial to Industry 4.0 success. While much of the potential that Industry 4.0 offers is in the future, Factory Automation is here and now. Your Smart Factory journey starts today.

Let us help you progress your Industry 4.0 journey by delivering a bespoke Factory Automation solution for your business. Please contact us to find out more by emailing or completing the form.

Factory Automation & Industry 4.0

Factory Automation is an essential part of Industry 4.0. In fact, for many production facilities, it is the first significant step in the Industry 4.0 journey.

Factory automation involves integrating your machines and processes, making better use of data, and designing, developing, and implementing a cyber-physical system in your production facility to decentralise decision making.

Benefits of Industry 4.0

  • Efficiency – faster decision making, enhanced OEE, reduced downtime, and better access to high-quality data will all make your operations more efficient
  • Product innovation potential – improvements to NPI (New Product Introduction) processes will make it easier for your facilities to bring new products to market, experiment with designs, and more
  • Improved customer experience – better access to data means you can solve customer problems faster plus the overall level of service you deliver to customers will improve
  • Reduced costs – implementing technologies to achieve Industry 4.0 principles requires initial investment, but the medium and long-term cost savings will be substantial
  • Enhanced revenue opportunities – with Industry 4.0, your facilities can produce a greater mix as well as raising quality standards, opening up opportunities for market expansion and the development of intelligent products and services

Industry 4.0 and Your Business

Industry 4.0 involves turning your existing facilities into smart factories. This involves developing cyber-physical systems that monitor your production lines and, crucially, take decentralised decisions.

This offers substantial benefits, but there are challenges to overcome too. Fitting the technology to your business objectives is crucial to this. Other challenges include data security, regulatory compliance, achieving machine interoperability, and more. At SL Controls, we have a practical, comprehensive solution with our Factory Automation service.

How SL Controls Can Help

At SL Controls, we offer comprehensive, full-circle Factory Automation services that we tailor to the needs of your business. This includes:

  • Assessing your current systems and processes
  • Developing an automation strategy that includes road-mapping the required technology
  • Helping you put together a business case for Factory Automation
  • Designing, developing, implementing, and supporting a Factory Automation solution for your business

Email or complete the form to find out more about our Factory Automation service and how we can help you achieve your Industry 4.0 goals.

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