Technology and Industry 4.0: meeting the challenge with the right partner

Industry 4.0 is in the news and companies in every sector are becoming aware of the terminology. Its potential for improving productivity is immense. But we must remember that this concept includes dozens of very different technologies, each with different implications and results. The challenge for industrial companies is to understand the possibilities for their business in detail and draw up a plan to transform production processes step by step.

Smart pricing

It is generally quite difficult to know exactly how much each process contributes to a product’s value chain. The sheet metal world is not immune to the difficulty of estimating the right price for the product. There is an infinite number of processes that add value to a product: material used, scrap generated, cutting time, consumables used, labor associated with production, miscellaneous indirect costs, etc.

Lantek Flex3d Steelwork, for the design and optimisation of profile cutting

One of the fields of greatest technological development of the sector is the manufacture of tubes, both the development of machine operations and the software solutions that solve the different cases that arise to customers. The key, of course, is the capacity to attend and solve the heterogeneity of possible cases, considering that there are a series of fundamental variables in this field.