As part of Industry 4.0, the Smart Factory intelligently connects people, machines, resources and products and allows information to be exchanged efficiently and in real-time.
While in today’s conventional factories the individual machines and components still operate completely isolated from each other, in smart factories they communicate wirelessly via RFID or Bluetooth, while networked, intelligent cloud services ensure flexibility.
People also continue to play a key role in Smart Factories. Managers use data from hyper-networked smart factories to make agile decisions, and plant employees use real-time insights to predict and prevent machine failures.
We have summarized more information on Smart Factories and Industry 4.0 for you in this blog post.