A pilot program by the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI) with 43 companies from 24 states showed that Industry 4.0’s new digital technologies increase the productivity of micro, small and medium enterprises by 22%.
Called the Most Advanced Industry, the project is the first to test the impact on production of the use of low-cost tools such as sensing, cloud computing and IoT.
Industry 4.0 is a recent term that explains the application of new technologies in major industrial processes. Among the most striking features are task automation and data and information control.
The emergence and use of these tools is being classified as the fourth industrial revolution, due to the possibility of a deeper impact and to be characterized by a set of technologies that allow the fusion of the physical, digital and biological world.
Among the tools used are 3D Printing (adding material to make objects, consisting of several parts, constituting an assembly); Artificial Intelligence (seeks to simulate the human capacity to reason, make decisions, solve problems, providing software and robots with the ability to automate various processes); Internet of Things (possibility of physical objects being connected to the Internet, thus being able to coordinate a certain action).
Recommendations for joining Industry 4.0 include streamlining processes, qualifying workers, employing affordable and affordable technologies, investing in research.
Source: Agência Brasil