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Improving operational efficiencies has reached the point where only marginal gains can be achieved and therefore full business system and process transformations are required in order for businesses to stay competitive. Increased autonomy, connected devices & data, and digitalisation must be leveraged by businesses to become more agile and efficient, and by utilising the data and autonomy effectively this can lead to increased productivity, increased flexibility of products and reduced product quality variability. Businesses are at different stages on their Industry 4.0 journeys and there are a number of solutions available on the market to support businesses. In partnership with its members, the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in the UK has been implementing a Smart Factory demonstration test bed for Electronics Assembly, where upgrading legacy equipment with smart capability has been the primary focus, using these off-the-shelf solutions where possible, and open source tools like the IPC-CFX standard as the machine to machine communication language, that can save huge amounts of time and investment.
- Overview of the MTC
- Overview of Industry 4.0
- IPC-CFX and Hermes
- Focus on Smart Factory for legacy equipment
- Future project opportunities