9 PILLARS OF I4.0
The Macomb Next Industry 4.0 Project identifies 9 key technologies for the next industrial revolution. Learn more about these technologies and how they may fit within your business.
Encompasses all measures taken to protect a company from unauthorized use of electronic data by safeguarding all hardware, software and information from internal and external threats.
Virtual & Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) technology provides complete immersion through three-dimensional simulated environments that users can interact with seemingly real ways using special electronic equipment. Augmented Reality (AR) technology superimposes computer-generated images onto a user’s view of the world incorporating extra information into the real environment.
Big Data and Analytics
Large sets of data gathered from a range of business areas can be used to reveal patterns and trends in operations to make more informed business decisions.
Advanced Robotics & Automation
Automation makes human’s jobs easier by using machines, robots and control systems to automate tasks providing benefits to quality, employee engagement and cost savings.
Is the practice of adding layers of material (Plastic, metal, wood,etc.) on top of each other to create a product.
Through System Integration manufacturers can utilize Business management software like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to collect, store, manage and understand data from a number of areas.
This allows manufacturers the ability to create virtual representations of a part or process a computer without incurring the full expense up front.
Involves storing and accessing data and software applications through the internet connectivity providing faster, safer and more efficient method for locating company information.
Internet of Things
Involves the use of sensors and communications technology to collect and share data in a more efficient manner allowing factories to function like well oiled machines with all technology areas communicating in real-time.