Smart manufacturing is a broad term used to describe manufacturing that uses computer-integrated manufacturing or internet-connected machines with high adaptability. With a combination of various technologies, smart manufacturing enables rapid changes and holds digital information technology. This new technology helps to optimize an entire process.
Smart manufacturing is an application of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to analyse data streaming off an entire factory’s worth of machines, or even across multiple facilities. For example, if a machine is slowing down production, the data will flag it and artificial intelligence systems will work to resolve the issue. These are very complex issues that are made simple and convenient.
Some examples of smart manufacturing include:
- Blockchain in manufacturing
- Industrial internet of things
- Process Monitoring
- Cyber security
Businesses are ever-evolving and constantly investing in new technology that explores more benefits such as data analysis and process monitoring. Manufacturers are looking for a helpful machine that is able to gather data, analyse data and monitor production with one click of a button.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, most manufacturing production lines were disrupted. Production sites were relying on their employees onsite to monitor the operations, and the lack of visibility exposes security issues. With many procedures unable to be monitored while working from home or away from the office, manufacturers were in the deep, figuring out how to run the production.
This opens a new opportunity for manufacturers to explore smart manufacturing. With the pandemic not going away any sooner, it’s better to invest in smart machines to ensure autonomous and consistent output.
At Nixma, we have the expertise and capability to build smart automated machines. Start investing in a smarter future with us. Contact us to find out more of what smart manufacturing we can do.