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Tackling Digital Transformation - Getting Your Hands Around Data Centralization

Apr 3, 2024 2:00:00 PM

Learn how shop floors can streamline data into a centralized system and create a unified workspace.

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Manufacturing Industry 4.0: Harnessing the power of data

With Industry 4.0 now you can take your data from every level. Industry 4.0 allows you to centralize this data into a unified namespace. A namespace is a term primarily used in computing, essentially giving all the different types of data a unique identifying name, helping to further a complete analysis of all your shop floor data.

This approach enables us to break free from the constraints of the past and allows direct data consumption from different layers of the manufacturing ecosystem to enable pro-active decision making and understand where to make process improvements.

When implementing digital systems for the first time, include all staff and get them onboard.

Understanding how to overcome the barriers to an optimal, fast moving digital transformation is the first step. According to product specialist in digital transformation solutions Matt Smith, you not only need to ensure the right solutions, but it’s just as important that your staff is also onboard and understands the data needed and the why it’s important.

Your team will need to be involved in converting manual and paper-based processes into digital formats, and ensuring data is easily accessible, traceable, and usable. This lays the foundation for seamless data integration.

Key steps to implementing a digital transformation

  • Data collection. The first step is to gather data from the shop floor and various automation stack levels. This includes information from sensors, measuring equipment, machine operations, and more.
  • Centralization and traceability. The collected data must be centralized into a unified namespace. Additionally, it should be accompanied by traceability information, allowing manufacturers to track the origin and context of each data point.
  • Quality management system (QMS) integration. QMS plays a critical role in the digital transformation journey. It ensures that data complies with quality standards and provides the necessary structure for organizing, managing, and analyzing the data.
  • Leveraging IoT and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT). Industry 4.0 leverages the Internet of Things (IoT) and MQTT protocols to facilitate seamless decision-making information.

What is quality 4.0 and how to achieve it?

Quality 4.0 is part of Industry 4.0, with no direct definition, it’s a trait that involves using digital solutions to help manufacturers improve their processes and more.

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