Our definition of Industry 4.0 is process digitization, the use of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Industry 4.0 can create what is being called a “smart factory”.
INBLIC Technologies is bringing “SMART” to the Steel Industry
INBLIC Technologies definition of Steel Industry 4.0 is connecting your people, processes, data, and assets (IIoT) with automated standards that assure interoperability of your melt shop and rolling mill operations thus helping you create smart steel processing. Our process solutions make smart people smarter…we make the best people at your plant perform even better.
Steel Industry 4.0 impacts melt shop and rolling mill processes with cyber-physical systems – hardware systems with embedded software, digitally enabled processes and data analytics. We assist you in creating smart connected steel operations by connecting your people, processes, data, and automation (IIoT).
Our process solutions give you the ability to use data to your benefit turning it into powerful automation that harnesses the power of the IIoT, and digital transformation to drive growth and competitiveness to your business.
There are 2 approaches to Industry 4.0 solutions: One is to connect your value chain and have full visibility and insights into it and the second, which is INBLIC’s approach, is to leverage emerging technologies into process optimization. In order for us to provide a meaningful solution for our customers, we start with aligning with your strategy.
All of our solutions are targeted toward one of these 3 goals:
• improving customer experience
• increasing operational efficiency
• creating new business models
INBLIC Technologies is an integrator and implementer of the best available technologies for your process.
We’ve developed partnerships with industry-leading technology companies (i.e. Microsoft, AWS, etc.) which provide the foundation for all of our solutions, meaning we will work with you to provide the best equipment and a path forward for your plant operation.
Our solutions are your foundation for a scalable implementation and successful process.
Why DIGITIZATION now?
It comes down to cost. The cost of capturing data andapplying artificial intelligence combined with fast digital communications, cloud computing and sensors with the industrial internet of things have all come down to a point where connecting or digitizing many of the applications we dreamed about can now become reality.
Industry 4.0 and IIoT are used interchangeably without a clear understanding of the difference between each. Both are about data and usage of that data. The goal and foundation in both cases are the gathering of data in an efficient manner, using data analytics to find meaningful information in that data and then in the end provide that information to the users so they can make better decisions.
In addition, this information can also be used with automation and control techniques to improve your process. The Industrial Internet of Things is more equipment and fleet focused while Industry 4.0 has a more holistic data flow view within the plant. The term Industry 4.0 comes from the classical three generations of industrial revolutions.
INBLIC Technologies approach to IIoT and Industry 4.0 Is to start with a small project with a process solution that can be implemented quickly. We will use an IIoT SW Platform and then scale-up at your speed.
We start with these questions:
Where are you today?
Where do you want to be tomorrow?
Let’s us help you get to your goal. Our goal is to help your furnace, then your melt shop and finally the steel plant run better.
The major components of any IIoT / Industry 4.0 process solution is:
IIoT Software Platform: This is where data is gathered and managed.
Hardware/Sensors: This is where data is produced.
Communication: This is where data is transported.
Applications: This is where we as industry experts turn data into value. IIoT use cases get presented to the user.
Most of the applications run on smartphones, tablets, PCs or other devices/things and “do something valuable” with the data.
Let’s get started today.