The Industry 4.0 is on everyone’s lips. There is no doubt that the next generation of manufacturing will be driven by connectivity. In some sectors, such as banks, tourism or telecommunications, it has caused a real shakeup. However, the electronics assembly industry has approached this fourth industrial revolution and the Internet of Things very quietly.
While not having a consensus or standardised protocol to meet the changes brought about by the Industry 4.0, many people wonder what its benefits are and how it can help companies reach their goals.
We are not only talking about machines which automatically communicate with each other or about devices or interconnected systems, the Industry 4.0 is much more. It brings real value to production industries and opens up new possibilities for quality, reliability and efficiency.
Nowadays, it is more important than ever to be connected and efficient. On these lines there are six positive outcomes concerning connectivity people should remember:
All of this drives companies to improve quality and gain a competitive edge. JBC has identified this. So we have moved a step forward in the Industry 4.0 and have launched the B•Net system, designed to remotely configure and manage JBC stations.
The B•Net system allows medium and big companies total control over the soldering process via Internet. They can configure all their stations at the same time and apply a specific configuration to each product line, regardless of where the factory is located. This means they can ensure that every plant works with the same parameters and standards.
This new technology allows you to establish operators and provide each one with authorisation to make changes depending on their status. This control over production prevents failures, errors and problems so that quality is ensured before the product is finished and not after the routine check.
Having a factory connected will save money and resources and, of course, improve the quality of products. With the Industry 4.0 there are limitless opportunities for companies and society.
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