As more manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technologies, best practices emerge for successful technology deployments.
Cobots. Industrial Internet of Things. Machine vision and 3D printing. These technologies are part of the Industry 4.0 lexicon. But these smart technologies become much more than words when you consider adding them to your factory floor to increase productivity, competitiveness and profitability. As more manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 technologies, best practices emerge for successful technology deployments.
In its ”Manufacturing Readiness Grants Program: 2022 Impact Report,” Conexus Indiana analyzed technology trends and use cases at 170 small to mid-sized manufacturers that have participated in the State of Indiana’s Manufacturing Readiness Grants program. From these grants, Conexus has published nearly 50 case studies detailing these technology projects.
In addition to painting a picture of Indiana’s Industry 4.0 landscape, the cases point to lessons learned. Here are four insights that may benefit companies preparing to make the Industry 4.0 leap.
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