In the smart age, what are the practical advantages of the digital factory?

- Nov 17, 2020-

In the smart age, what are the practical advantages of the digital factory

Affected by the development wave of intelligent manufacturing, many factories and enterprises have shifted their development goals to the construction of digital factories, because its establishment will help all aspects of production and manufacturing to a certain extent, but the lean and The level of automation still lags far behind that of advanced countries, which makes implementation difficult. It is understood that although the current factories and enterprises are actively raising funds, there are still some enterprises who do not understand why they want to build. The editor below will give you an analysis and introduction.

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    1. Traditional factories: manual statistics, low efficiency and inaccuracy


    The first is the analysis of the current situation. It is necessary to understand that my country's manufacturing industry is mostly composed of traditional small and medium-sized factories and enterprises, and they mostly rely on manual completion of the production data collection of equipment. Floating people and scattered data make the preservation of data a major problem. And the key is that the efficiency of manual statistics is relatively low, and the timeliness and accuracy of data information cannot be guaranteed.


    2. Digital factory: equipment networking, automatic data upload and feedback


    In the digital factory, the Internet of Things technology is often used to realize the interconnection between equipment, people, and systems, thereby eliminating the existence of "information islands" to a certain extent, because people and equipment are connected through the Internet of Things. Build close connections through data. In layman's terms, a factory manager uses a mobile terminal to monitor equipment data in real time, and can make production decisions based on the feedback data information, and more importantly, use previous historical data for future production Analysis of the plan.


    3. Traditional factories: frequent equipment shutdowns caused a lot of losses


    In addition to data management issues, there is another key issue, which is unexpected downtime in the production process. It should be understood that unexpected shutdowns will not only lead to the stagnation of production progress, but also cause hidden damage to the equipment, thereby laying a hidden danger for future equipment production. So how to solve this problem?


    Generally speaking, in order to prevent the development of this type of situation, the factory will often arrange 24-hour shift inspections, but although such operations can play a certain role, it is very wasteful of labor costs, and it does not guarantee inspections. Reliability, after all, according to the form of manual inspection, some small equipment faults have been ignored, and perhaps this small “fault” will cause millions of losses in factory production.


    4. Digital Factory: Early warning notification of equipment unexpected shutdown, so that the equipment is always in * running state


    Through the above introduction, I believe that factories and enterprises have already understood the shortcomings of manual operations, so now the construction of digital factories is the top priority of development. Due to the construction of the digital factory, the production equipment in the entire factory will be monitored. It will not only collect and analyze data in real time, but also provide early warnings for unexpected shutdowns, because it will change every parameter. Carry out relevant analysis and send information to factory managers in a timely manner to help the implementation of decision-making, so as to ensure that the factory equipment is in a * running state during the production process.


    To sum up, in factories and enterprises, equipment data information should be regarded as a key element in the production process, and through the detection of data information, solutions to equipment failures will be formulated, so as to reduce losses. It is believed that this is also the “original intention” of establishing a digital factory, and it will also help small and medium-sized factories and enterprises to truly realize “intelligent manufacturing”.