Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory

Industry 4.0 & Smart Factory

The term Industry 4.0 was introduced by German Government to describe fourth industrial revolution. It integrates manufacturing with modern technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and Cloud Computing to make “Smart Factory” or “Smart Manufacturing”. It merges real and virtual worlds based on Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS).

Unlike conventional manufacturing model, Industry 4.0 is de-centralized with communication between sensors, equipment, material and the factory. This model results in increased business agility, lower production cost, better quality and efficiency. Using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), products has the capability to communicate with equipment and decisions related to routing, changing priority, adding additional inspection steps, etc. can be made quickly without any human intervention. Industry 4.0 establishes both vertical and horizontal integration of manufacturing systems. Vertical integration requires collection and integration of data from equipment sensors, components and other sub-systems to the equipment data to the data from other equipment and factory data. Horizontal integration requires integration across the factory and the entire supply-chain, including partners, suppliers and sub-contractors.

eInnoSys provides products and solutions to help your fab or packaging and test factory become Industry 4.0 ready. Our products and services help fabs and packaging and test factories collect data from equipment, sensors, parts and other help correlate data from various other sources both horizontally and vertically to identify causes of yield loss or efficiency loss. In addition, our Equipment Software group helps equipment manufacturers (OEMs) become Industry 4.0 ready.

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