From legacy-based factories to smart factories level 2 according to the industry 4.0

Felipe Orellana, Romina Torres

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Abstract

The fourth industrial revolution is mainly based on the Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT), connectivity and cyber-physical systems, in which factories should reach important theoretical savings. In this paper, a transition procedure is proposed to transform a factory based on a ‘Make to Order’ (MTO) manufacturing process (comprised mainly of legacy machinery) into a smart factory level 2 (according to the Industry 4.0) fully aligned to its organisational strategic goals that allows to reach the theoretical savings but without the prohibitive cost of replacing legacy-based machinery by new one. This proposal was validated in a real case study during four months where operation efficiency was improved and the energy consumption, the projected costs and the percentage of human errors were reduced in 17%, 3% and 70%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Industry 4.0
  • internet of things
  • ISO 2200

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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