IIoT and Digital Manufacturing
Digital Manufacturing is not just about the integration of manufacturing systems and applications, but also about the full integration of the plant, the enterprise and the supply chain.
NeoDyne provides engineering services to help our customers improve their manufacturing maturity by aligning:
- Business and manufacturing processes;
- Organisation and governance;
- Personnel skillset; and
- Manufacturing IT / OT (Applications, data and technical infrastructure).
A higher level of maturity correlates with more standardisation in all four areas, better predictability of the results and an improvement in performance. NeoDyne’s primary focus is on the Manufacturing IT / OT aspect and in particular designing solutions, applications and infrastructure to support our customers on their Industry 4.0 journey.
Industrial Digitisation describes how manufacturing can increase its use of digital technology and automation to become more productive and competitive.
Manufacturers are fundamentally changing how they operate and deliver value to customers by incorporating the principles of digitisation into their overall business strategy.
To leverage the benefits of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, we recommend a pragmatic approach to Digitisation, including:
- Building on existing infrastructure;
- Adding devices to current ones;
- Leveraging existing data; and
- Connecting intelligent systems to gather data from devices, sensors, and other business assets.
Industry 4.0 is the trend towards the Digitisation of Industry by incorporating smart and autonomous systems fueled by real-time data and machine learning. Industry 4.0 allows for the emergency of “Smart Factories”, intelligent production systems that can make complex decisions on operational efficiency and adapt dynamically to changes with limited to no human interaction.
The major technologies underpinning Industry 4.0 include:
- Cloud Computing;
- Internet of Things (IoT);
- Big Data;
- Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing;
- Digital Fabrication and Robotics.
NeoDyne understands that factories of the future need to be “smart” and is ready to assist our customers with this transition. With our extensive industry and systems know-how, we can help you analyse and assess the technological readiness of your operations and help you integrate Industry 4.0 technologies into your production and manufacturing systems.
Industrial Internet of Things
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) refers to the use and application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in an industrial context. Specifically, it relates to the use of smart sensors, instruments and other devices that interact automatically to identify patterns and trends that can be used to improve industrial processes.
With a strong focus on device intercommunication and big data, IIoT is integral to Industry 4.0. As IIoT devices are smart, they can function autonomously. They can collect, send and consolidate data to form a digital model of an industrial plant/process and make decentralised decisions, such as performing condition-based maintenance or applying real-time equipment optimisation.
As part of our Digital Manufacturing services, NeoDyne can help you implement IT and OT systems that leverage IIoT devices and data to improve your manufacturing maturity. Using advanced IIoT solutions, we can help you tap into your raw plant data to uncover insights and employ intelligence.