The Industry 4.0 is the systemic transformation of manufacturing enabled by the convergence of physical-digital systems to improve quality, lower costs, and increase efficiency.
It allows to realize manufacturing goals with innovation and new technologies such as: automation, data exchanges, cloud, cyber-physical systems, robots, Big Data, AI, IoT.
The Industry 4.0 became the symbol of Smart Factory who represents a leap forward from more traditional automation, to a fully connected and flexible system, one that can use a constant stream of data from connected operations and production systems to learn and adapt to new demands.
1765 - Mechanization
Following a slow period of proto-industrialization, this first revolution spans from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. It witnessed the emergence of mechanization, a process that replaced agriculture with industry as the foundations of the economic structure of society.
1870 - Electricity
Nearly a century later at the end of the 19th century, new technological advancements initiated the emergence of a new source of energy: electricity, gas and oil. As a result, the development of the combustion engine set out to use these new resources to their full potential.
1969 - Nuclear Energy
Nearly a century later, in the second half of the 20th century, a third industrial revolution appeared with the emergence of a new type of energy whose potential surpassed its predecessors: nuclear energy.
2016 - Union between physical and digital world
Here we are. The fourth revolution is unfolding before our eyes. Its genesis is situated at the dawn of the third millennium with the emergence of the Internet. This is the first industrial revolution rooted in a new technological phenomenon—digitalization—rather than in the emergence of a new type of energy. This digitalization enables us to build a new virtual world from which we can steer the physical world.
The knowledge of PTC and ANSYS tools allows us to solve most engineering problems and to optimize any business process.The experience of our technicians is one of the added values of our company. Our know-how collected within our case studies.
Marco Pettenella, Co-founder & Business Developer of Parametric Design.