Technological Trends in Manufacturing to Increase Profit and Productivity

Disclaimer: the below image is how we are being sold the concept of technology and Industry 4.0, however this is not the most accurate depiction.

Moving towards a Smart Factory

Industry 4.0 requires the provision of intelligence and technology to the entire supply and value chain. Lantek has become a partner of reference in this area of innovation, without sacrificing progress in other state of the art projects, as Asier Ortiz, Lantek Technological Director, announced in this interview. Big data or virtual reality are important tools for meeting the challenge of anticipation.

Machine Communication Standards

We all know that our goal is to achieve online connectivity between our IT systems and the real processes taking place in our factories. However, in reality, nowadays there is no single communication standard which allows us to communicate our IT solutions (ERP/MRP/MES) to any given machine from any given manufacturer and, of all these terms, it is not easy to understand which are important in each case.