Industry 4.0 & Smart Factories
Challenges & Requirements
The goal of industrialization has always been to facilitate manufacturing and production. Today, Industry 4.0 uses connectivity and intercommunication of computers and machines in a factory (smart factories) to make the process more automatic. A key requirement for this Industrial IoT system is the stable transmission of data. If one component in the IIOT ecosystem breaks down, the whole smart factory operation could be jeopardized. If an unexpected power outage occurs, data could be lost and function could be compromised. A well-functioning smart factory can allow business owners to produce more efficiently and save on costs.