The Age of Intelligent Assets
Connectivity advances are at the heart of Industry 4.0, forever bettering the way businesses run. For manufacturing, one of the most important advances is using asset management to create efficiencies and provide insight into the entire production chain. Intelligent assets are physical objects that are able to sense, record and communicate information about themselves and/or their surroundings.
Asset Intelligence is made possible when you embed a range of sensors in the tracking and monitoring hardware. This gives you the ability to detect not only location, but you can also collect data on temperature, humidity, air quality, pressure, vibration, acidity and pretty much any environmental measure.
By building intelligent assets in manufacturing, you can capture and leverage data across the supply chain throughout a product’s life-cycle from design to decommission. Not only this, but it maximizes the asset utilization process and decreases downtime of said asset.
IoT has enabled us to know more about our assets than we ever did. Industry 4.0 has changed the way we use our assets already, but there’s still a lot more disruptive innovation and smart technology to come for manufacturing. To learn more about intelligent assets and Industry 4.0 technologies, give us a call today. 2W Tech is a technology service provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry.