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Push the Limits of Industry 4.0 Without the Risk of Disruption

Tuong Anh Ens, Go West RoboticsTuong Anh Ens

Staying competitive in industrial automation means moving forward with new technology. Disruptive, radical changes can transform industries, but come with unknown risks and virtually unlimited costs. How can robotics integrators and manufacturers take advantage of industry 4.0, one step at a time?

Push the Limits of Industry 4.0 Without Disruption
Push the Limits of Industry 4.0 Without Disruption

Start with new, affordable edge devices without hefty licensing fees

An edge device provides a gateway to unlock the power of Big Data. Traditional edge devices remain vendor specific and often come with heavy licensing fees. In addition, manufacturers are beholden to one vendor for maintenance. Fortunately, new edge devices provide an affordable way to access data. With these new devices, securing data, visualizing data and maintaining interoperability are additional steps for careful consideration.

Secure data, visualization software and interoperability

Cloud or secured LAN? Software platform or custom visualization? Can your data be communicated across all devices? These foundational questions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to moving forward with Industry 4.0. The right solution depends on your current technology stack, your processes and most importantly, your team. The right technology stack can tap into existing open source frameworks, taking away reliance on a single vendor.

The right technology stack can tap into existing open source frameworks, taking away reliance on a single vendor.

What’s the best Industry 4.0 solution?

A winning industry 4.0 solution infuses your enterprise with maximum growth potential. The right technology stack can tap into existing open source frameworks, taking away reliance on a single vendor. Your enterprise can create re-usable assets with custom code libraries, control network communication with ease and have direct file system and database access. A solution that includes vendor agnostic, well supported software systems allow enterprises to leverage best practices from other industries. This is where truly transformative projects begin, setting the ground floor for AI and ML.

Go West Robotics helps integrators and manufacturers take advantage of Industry 4.0 technology, one step at a time. We are experts in AI, ML and robotic systems with over 20 years of experience across multiple industries. Go West excels at helping companies execute Industry 4.0 strategy and development.

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