IIoT, Industrie 4.0

How to teach digital transformation to enable advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing training can improve understanding of required competencies, Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 technologies and use of industrial data, according to a 1-hour engineering training course available starting Oct. 18.

By Mark T. Hoske October 15, 2021
Courtesy: CFE Media Virtual Training Week, Festo

 

Learning Objectives

  • Virtual Training Week includes a session on importance of teaching digital transformation.
  • Control architectures help turn data into information to make better business decisions using automation.
  • Training helps an advanced manufacturing workforce to be more productive with less waste.

Advanced manufacturing training can help users of industrial automation better serve customers by maximizing machine uptime, shortening leads times and reducing scrap, according to a Oct. 18 Virtual Training Week session, “Engineering educators: Are you leveraging the power of digital transformation in the classroom?” Industry 4.0 technologies help advanced manufacturing improve productivity, and companies need to adequately train workforce to understand and accelerate use of related technologies, explains Ted Rozier, director of engineering, Festo Didactic Solution Center North America in the 1-hour course, which includes two video demonstrations. A live Q&A will answer attendees’ questions, a professional development hour credit is available, and the session will be archived for viewing for a year.

Progression, advantages of Industry 4.0, digital transformation

Industry 4.0 makes the automation of Industry 3.0 with use of cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), Rozier said, the convergence of physical, digital and virtual environments. Cyber-physical systems integrate physical processes, computation and networking. Control architectures need to turn data info information to help those in operations and other areas of the business what to do and when to do it.

Training helps today’s workforce progress through the digital transformation maturing index, from Lean manufacturing, to computerization and connectivity, visibility to see what’s happening, transparency to understand why it’s happening, predictive capacity to be prepared for what will happen, and adaptability and self-optimization of autonomous responses.

Unleashing the power of a control architecture is the heart of factory automation. The new Industry 4.0 and industrial Internet of Things enabled automation stack provides flexibility and adaptability to advanced manufacturing, said Ted Rozier, director of engineering, Festo Didactic Solution Center North America. Courtesy: CFE Media Virtual Training Week, Festo

Unleashing the power of a control architecture is the heart of factory automation. The new Industry 4.0 and industrial Internet of Things enabled automation stack provides flexibility and adaptability to advanced manufacturing, said Ted Rozier, director of engineering, Festo Didactic Solution Center North America. Courtesy: CFE Media Virtual Training Week, Festo

Rozer also explains data flow, importance of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and provides video demonstrations of automation training in action.

Mark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

KEYWORDS: Industry 4.0, digitalization, engineering education

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Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.