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Industry 4.0

What is Industry 4.0?

It is a radical change that the manufacturing sectors will have to face with regard to some areas of research, development, and innovation in which new digit technologies will transform the way industries work. Industry 4.0 is used to indicate the fourth industrial revolution. The definition, used for the first time in Germany in 2011, describes the ongoing transformation, whose core is the utilisation of considerable quantities of data and information and the pervasive use of digital technologies to connect, innovate, and control the entire value chain in the manufacturing sectors.

The fields and the technologies at the heart of this transformation are:

  • Big data, open data, Internet of Things, machine-to-machine and cloud computing for information centralisation and storage

  • Data analytics to gain benefits from the data collection

  • Man-machine interaction and augmented reality

  • Switch from digital to “real” world (additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, communications, machine-to-machine interactions) and new technologies to store and use energy in a targeted manner

 

What are the benefits and advantages for companies?

  • FLEXIBILITY in production

  • SPEED: reduction of TIME TO MARKET and industrialisation project time

  • PRODUCTIVITY: reducing times and rejects

  • QUALITY: reducing the number of rejects and increasing the real-time control of the production

  • COMPETITIVENESS, thanks to products with a higher added value and thanks to “digital” functionalities

 

What benefits are there in the Industry 4.0 National Plan of the Italian Government?

The Plan – included in the 2017 Italian Stability Law – includes a range of concrete measures, among which the extension to 2017 of the 140% super amortisation on tangible assets and the introduction of the 250% hyper amortisation on 4.0 investments (including software and IT systems).

What services can we offer?

SERTECH accompanies its clients towards the complete automation of machines and production lines, by adopting solutions currently available on the market or by designing customised devices to meet the client’s technical or cost-saving requirements; in particular:

  • We design and produce industrial automation systems, by incorporating and programming control equipment and standard software (PLC, NC, PC, SCADA, etc.)

  • We design and produce electronic devices, embedded systems and control software (apps for local and/or remote monitoring) for industrial and/or civil applications.

 

The sectors in which we operate are:

  • HMI – local or remote man-machine interfaces for Operator Panels, PCs (Windows or Linux) and mobile devices (iOS or Android smartphones/tablets);

  • ROBOTICS – programming of robots for assembly lines, for handling, for packaging and for serving operating machinery in general

  • MOTION – management of moving devices, from simple asynchronous motors with frequency converter to the most complex brushless and linear motors

  • SUPERVISION – production monitoring and control, and relative data sharing with the company management software.

  • IOT CONNECTIONS – “Internet of Things” applications, through hardware, software and web portal integrated solutions

  • PREDICTIVE MAINTENAINCE – analysis of processed parameters, to prevent machine downtimes following the breakage of any part of the machine itself

  • SPECIAL SENSOR SYSTEMS – production of sensors (inductive, optical, capacitive, etc.) to detect specific elements (e.g. to detect thread breakage in textile machines)

  • CUSTOM ELECTRONICS – design and production of custom electronic devices to meet the client’s specific requirements, should it not be possible to meet these requirements using standard equipment