SMART FACTORY The Factory of the Future Presented By, Prajwal A J MBA ‘B’ Sec S.I.T(PGDM-RC) Tumkur
Definition The concept “SMART FACTORY” has been defined from the industry revolution as
“The technological evolution from embedded systems to cyber-physical systems i.e. the merging of the virtual and the physical worlds through cyber-physical systems and thus resulting in fusion of technical processes and business processes”
THE Comprehensive Area Seminar WWW.SIT-PGDM(RC).COM SIT EXCLUSIVE The Dawn of the “SMART FACTORY” Smart Factory The merging of the virtual and the physical worlds through cyber-physical systems and the resulting fusion of technical processes and business processes are leading the way to a new industrial age best defined by the INDUSTRY 4.0 project’s “SMART FACTORY” concept. The upgradation of the new technology and also the use of the Roberts has given rise to the new era. By the use of new technology has helped to produce the smart products, and also to reduce the human errors . Manufacturing companies benefit by increase in the production with the less cost and by reducing the human errors to increase the customer satisfaction with the help of information and communication technology .
Objective The basic objective is to make manufacturing companies benefit by increase in the production with the less cost and by reducing the human errors and to increase the customer satisfaction with the help of (ICT). Systems and components are themselves optimally organize and monitor. The desired result is that production is to be flexible and faster, consume less resources and less waste production than before.
Essentials High-precision measurement technology and intelligent networking of machines are an essential. ICT must be increasingly and consistently integrated in production systems.
Advantages Reduction in the Human errors. Improving quality consistency. Reducing production costs. Guaranteed productivity gains. Enhancing the customer satisfaction. High productivity . Flexibility in customization. Faster production
Disadvantages Unemployment will increase. Uniform technical standards are necessary. Access of Internet is must and should. It is difficult to have Broadband connection in Rural areas. Problem of malware and virus.
About the company Ubisense smart factory Ubisense Smart factory is a system that helps manufacturers sustain continuous flow, optimize efficiency, and reduce errors in manual assembly processes. Smart factory provides real-time operational awareness, adaptive control, and data-driven insights by accurately identifying and locating process-critical assets It delivers unique six sigma reliability.
Continued.. Automotive Smart factory The automotive industry is a leader in the adoption of industrial automation to drive efficiency, quality and lower production unit costs. Ubisense automotive solutions are utilised in passenger, agricultural, construction and commercial vehicle production facilities. All stages of vehicle assembly, from material and part tracking, through online assembly process, offline inspection and re-work, through to dispatch logistics benefit from the real-time visibility.
Continued.. Smart factory assembly Vehicle manufacturers are attracted by innovations in automotive assembly line methods that increase factory productivity and improve quality. The production process program or settings are loaded reliably to the devices, in real-time without the need for manual interaction.
Case Study May 6, 2009 - caterpillar is employing a RTLS at its heavy equipment manufacturing plant in belgium to ensure its hydraulic valves and hoses are assembled properly. The company uses torque wrenches to fasten reinforced tube hoses - made of rubber and steel. When tightening a bolt that fastens a hose to a valve, a worker must apply a specific amount of torque - around 300 Newton meters (nm) - in order for that valve to operate properly Tightening was done using a manual torque wrench.
Continued.. Caterpillar utilizes a software system known as PROTRAC, to track each part's assembly, as well as who assembled it, and when. The tightness of the hose installation depended on the employee's judgment. Therefore, the company had wanted a system that would reduce the errors, and also to make it simpler for employees to tightening the bolt. The amount of torque is crucial because if those hydraulic hoses are not properly tightened, failure could result in leaking valves when the complete machine is assembled and tested prior to shipping for retail sale.
Conclusion Smart industry has been a very powerful mode in increasing the efficiency of the industry. Now a day’s all industries are striving become a smart industry to resists from obsolescence. The smartness is becoming core competency for the industry having automated technology. The industry which is smart will stand out in all the terms. The smart industry will eliminate most of the human errors and makes the process efficient. Therefore to be always leading in between our competitors it is very important for an industry to be smart in this competitive global era.
Learning outcome In the whole study I found out that smartness is doing the same thing as done before but in the most efficient way using new technology. Smart industry is a very big advantage but adaptation of the same is highly difficult but if it is adopted properly it will have a huge core competency for the industry. The study showed how the job efficiency has been increased and time taken to do the work has been reduced and most importantly the errors has been eliminated to a topmost extent. So to conclude with smart factory has a great advantage in the existing scenario.