In recent years, the traditional industry, focused on the production of goods and services, is experiencing a radical change feed by the introduction of innovative technologies that do not always arise within the industry. They are digital technologies that come from the world of communications and media, and which enable an infinite number of possibilities in the industrial scenario. It is a real revolution, which allows companies to evolve, transform processes and create new solutions, to become increasingly competitive and make production and supply chain more dynamic and efficient.
In the Digital pilot line, we will find the application and the combination of the following technologies:
- We will see how the Industrial Internet of Things, which combines wireless sensors, cloud computing, big-data analysis, and much more, enables new and more advanced process optimization and business intelligence features; for instance by implementing new AI algorithms to support predictive maintenance.
- We will see how advances in robotics, including cobots, can be integrated with the new cyber-physical systems that merge the virtual and real plant world, through applications that virtually duplicate the operation of a factory (the so-called digital twin).
- We will see how these innovations represent the tools for tomorrow’s workers; the 4.0 workers, who will be more confident and adequately trained by virtual reality systems. These workers will be able to take advantage of new forms of human-machine interaction exploiting wearable technologies and new multimedia systems as well as autonomous vehicles for logistics or exoskeletons for heavy work.