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Smart Factories: Giving Form to Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry

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

Digital Technologies That Realize the Diversification of Primary Industries

The diversification of primary industries refers to the aim to have producers (primary industries) also perform processing (secondary industries) and distribution and sales (tertiary industries) in order to diversify their management. The purpose of this is to curb price fluctuations with the wholesale of produce to increase added value and to improve the income of producers while revitalizing regions at the same time.

  • Agriculture
  • IoT
  • 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

Smart Factories: Giving Form to Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Have Evolved into Smart Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) and Are Improving the Efficiency of Operations in Factories

We give an explanation here about new transportation methods that have evolved with the progress of AI and IoT that are being utilized in smart factories. In addition to the work time of each process, the transportation of works in progress between processes and the replenishment of parts and materials have a major impact on improving productivity overall in lines that perform variable-mix variable-lot production. The use of smart AMRs has expanded in place of AGVs and other conventional transportation means.

  • Smart Factory
  • DX
  • Robot
  • AI
  • IoT
  • Automated Driving

Smart Factories: Giving Form to Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Industry

A Closer Look at Digital Twins, Virtual Factory Models that Expand the Potential of Their Real Counterpart

This article explores digital twins – models that reproduce the functionality, performance, conditions, and behavior of real-world equipment, production lines, and factories. Digital twins offer a glimpse of realistic future scenarios and can simulate an array of operating conditions so that optimal solutions can be found, enabling efficient, highly value-added factory operation.

  • Smart Factory
  • DX
  • AI
  • IoT