Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) are fundamentally reshaping technological requirements within manufacturing. Innovative solutions that intelligently monitor and control remote sensors and devices are transforming industrial processes. These next-generation intelligent systems are collecting and analyzing massive volumes of raw data, enabling manufacturers to act upon the results to reach new levels of factory automation. Advantech´s approach to Industry 4.0 and IoT is structured as a three-layer architecture, enabling intelligent machines and robots (Layer 1), connected iFactory solutions (Layer 2), and Internet of services (Layer 3).
Through integration of information, quick response, and flexible manufacturing, the overall effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes will be highly improved. In this webinar, Intel and Advantech describe this factory automation architecture, which uses an Intel® processor to add intelligence and flexibility for smart manufacturing.