All articles on "Smart Factory"

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The Eyes of Smart Factories – What is Machine Vision?

The application of "eyes" using image sensors and cameras such as machine vision, computer vision, and robot vision is becoming widespread in society. Among these applications, machine vision is a technology that is essential to smart factories. What is machine vision and what are the differences between computer vision and robot vision? This article discusses the basic knowledge and questions of machine vision.

  • Sensors
  • Smart Factory
  • AI

The Inseparable Relationship Between Digital Transformation and Decarbonization and Technologies Essential for a Sustainable Manufacturing Industry

We explain here trends in the use of the latest technologies for decarbonization, which is one of the mega-trends surrounding the manufacturing industry. Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry, which is being tackled in smart factories, and decarbonization efforts are two sides of the same coin. It will be important to introduce and utilize advanced information processing technologies such as IoT, AI, and digital twins as a means of realizing RE100-compliant factories.

  • Smart Factory
  • Decarbonization
  • Carbon neutrality
  • DX
  • IoT
  • AI

Choosing Solutions You Can Use Now for Making a Small Start and Scaling Up the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

It has been a while since the expression Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) started spreading and eventually became established, and more and more sophisticated and diverse solutions and use cases have emerged. Nevertheless, for a variety of reasons, there are still factories that have not yet begun to implement IIoT or have deployed it only partially for certain processes. In this article, we discuss some of the problems or bottlenecks commonly encountered when deploying IIoT, explain how to choose solutions you can use now for making a small start or scaling up operations, and provide some related hints.

  • IIoT
  • Small Start
  • Smart Factory
  • Solution

From automation to autonomy and collaboration, manufacturing robots are advancing to become smarter

Robots used in plants are becoming smarter and more advanced. They are not simply automating routine tasks but independently performing situation-specific tasks, and moving in a coordinated manner with the movements of people. This article introduces scenarios in which cutting-edge robots are used and the roles that they play using automobile and semiconductor plants as examples.

  • Smart Factory
  • Robot
  • DX
  • IoT
  • AI
  • Sensors

Smart Factory Case Study

How to Fill the Gap in the Proficiency of Workers? Iwate Murata Manufacturing Edition (Part 1)

We introduce here the process when promoting the conversion of a regular factory into a smart factory and the keys to promoting that. We do that based on the example of Iwate Murata Manufacturing, which has eliminated the gap in the proficiency of workers to achieve task standardization and productivity improvement through conversion into a smart factory.

  • Smart Factory
  • DX
  • IoT
  • Solution

Smart Factory Case Study

What Is the First Step to Converting a Regular Factory into a Smart Factory? Komoro Murata Manufacturing (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this article, we introduce initiatives on predictive maintenance and visualization of the equipment operating situation derived from realizations obtained in the EMS. We also look at the clues to cultivating an awareness to make improvements in the manufacturing site that forms the key to converting a regular factory into a smart factory.

  • Smart Factory
  • DX
  • IoT
  • Solution