Blogs - Industry 4.0 ready machines | Industry 4.0 ready assets

Articles

Top 5 Commonly Asked Questions About Industry 4.0 Adoption, Implementation, And ROI

  • By

    Sanket Pathak

  • Posted

    11 Mar 2020

With Industry 4.0 becoming mainstream, manufacturers around the world are getting jittery. While Industry 4.0 offers a multitude of opportunities to increase competitiveness and drive value, many manufacturers are not sure whether they can afford it, are ready for it, or what benefits they can reap from it. Limited knowledge of Industry 4.0 and how it can be leveraged for business transformation is a big hurdle that comes in the way of widespread adoption.

...

Read More...


Blueprint for Successful IIoT Implementation

  • By

    Mrs. Sujata Tilak - Managing Director, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    03 Oct 2019

Industry expectations in the context of Industry 4.0 are high. The promise of fast innovation, extreme productivity, simplified supply chain, greater visibility, improved decision-making, and greater profits are just some of the expectations from this technology. However rate of success in IIoT implementations is abysmal. According to a Cisco survey 76% of respondents considered their IOT initiatives failures, and a majority said that IOT initiatives looked good on paper, b...

Read More...


When Lean Manufacturing Meets Smart Manufacturing

  • By

    Mr. Nikhil Honmode - Vice President Projects

  • Posted

    20 Sep 2019

When the concept of lean was first introduced, it revolutionized the manufacturing landscape in more ways than one.

By instilling a culture of continuous improvement and waste minimization, it has helped manufacturers in reducing operational complexity, optimizing inventory levels, and improving productivity.

Now imagine if manufacturers take an integrated approach to implement lean manufacturing with smart manufacturing! The valuable synergies manufactu...

Read More...


Winning the Smart Manufacturing game – Technology topped up with Domain Expertise

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd

  • Posted

    06 Sep 2019

Smart manufacturing and digital transformation in manufacturing is going to be a game-changer, and many companies are already taking solid steps for the realization of the value of these platforms.

At Ascent Intellimation, we have delivered many successful implementations. These are helping our clients in building a dependable data platform for real-time decision-making and bringing in overall improvements in every KPIs that is important for manufacturing entities...

Read More...


10-point Guide for Manufacturing Companies to Plan and Implement Smart Manufacturing/ IIoT Initiative

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak CEO, Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd.

  • Posted

    20 Aug 2019

Let IIoT drive your profits

 

Smart Manufacturing or Industry 4.0 over Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is taking the manufacturing sector by storm. According to a research, IIoT market is estimated to reach $123.89 Billion by 2021. By connecting all aspects of m...

Read More...


Challenges in Brownfield IIoT Implementations

  • By

    Sujata Tilak Managing Director, Ascent Intellimation IIoT Thought Leader

  • Posted

    17 Jul 2019

 

As the business world moves towards a more integrated and connected landscape, the Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT is laying the foundation for improved operational efficiency in the manufacturing sector.

Given that most manufacturing organizations have been operating for years, a majority of the opportunities lie in brownfield installations. While IIoT can be easily incorporated in greenfield (new) manufacturing setups, for existing playe...

Read More...


7 Examples of Smart Manufacturing at Work

  • By

    Swapnil Ghaisas

  • Posted

    26 Apr 2019

 

Smart manufacturing is more than just data or sensors or robots. It is about connecting the machines and overall processes and making the data available through that to optimize the manufacturing operations. Technological advances have made it possible for organizations to capture the minutest data to process and make smart decisions. Many manufacturers have already implemented smart manufacturing use cases and it is only going to burgeon in the future. Acc...

Read More...


5 Technology Game-Changers for Manufacturing

  • By

    Swapnil Ghaisas

  • Posted

    08 Apr 2019

The Siemens factory in Germany is more than 70 percent automated. The Bosch factory in Germany has achieved a 10 percent increase in output by leveraging automation. The fourth Industrial Revolution is already here. Several manufacturing giants like Siemens, Bosch, Airbus, Caterpillar, etc. have already started seeing a tangible business impact of their Smart Manufacturing initiatives.

 

In India also, with strong support from the Government through...

Read More...


What All Goes into The Costing of Your IIoT Project?

  • By

    Sujata Tilak Managing Director, Ascent Intellimation IIoT Thought Leader

  • Posted

    08 Mar 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT has been heralded, primarily, as a way to improve operational efficiency. However, in today’s global environment, it is also serving as a great tool for unveiling new opportunities and building new revenue models. In the coming years, the world will witness manufacturers leverage IIoT to exploit intelligent technologies to increase production efficiency, fuel innovation, boost revenues, and transform the workforce. According t...

Read More...


Integrations That Matter for The Success of Your IIOT Solution

  • By

    Mr. Pradip Pawar, Senior Manager - Product Engineering

  • Posted

    14 Feb 2019

Imagine if you knew the state of the equipment on your shop floor to the minute and could take action based on that knowledge – the value you could create for your customers is unimaginable. Industrial IoT or IIoT that successfully integrates the various elements inside the manufacturing value chain has the capability to create incredible opportunities for new revenue streams and customer relationships. Yet, for many organizations, embracing...

Read More...


Manufacturers, Do not Believe these Myths about Predictive Maintenance

  • By

    Umesh Chavan, Solution Architect

  • Posted

    25 Dec 2018

Until very recently, the manufacturing industry has been aware of only two kinds of maintenance practices. Preventive and Reactive. Preventive means taking care of the machine on a regular basis so as it is regularly maintained and its longevity increases and reactive, as the name implies, happens when there is some (often major) breakdown. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML), another kid on the block is com...

Read More...


It's Time to Get Started with Smart Manufacturing

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak

  • Posted

    19 Dec 2018

Manufacturing is no longer just about producing a set of products that the customer desires. It entails a large set of complex processes, which when not carried out effectively, can result in massive losses in terms of cost, efficiency and brand value. As the market gets more and more competitive, and customer demands increase, the industry is battling several challenges, that is restricting it from achieving its object...

Read More...


Evaluating Industrial IoT Solutions

  • By

    Sujata Tilak MD, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    11 Dec 2018

The advent of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT/Industry 4.0) has primarily been to improve operational efficiency in the manufacturing sector. And although Industry 4.0 is not a completely mature concept, it is far from being just a buzzword. Today, successful companies are using IIoT to become competitive, improve bottom line and boost revenues by enhancing production efficiency and creating new hybrid business...

Read More...


Industrial IoT Is More Than Devices

  • By

    Sujata Tilak MD, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    23 Oct 2018

IIoT is a transformative digital evolution that is focused on the use of advanced analytics that helps in improving operational costs and reliability, increase production efficiency, and accelerate supply chain performance. It also helps in improving collaboration across sites, improves information and knowledge sharing between teams, enables better asset maintenance and fosters streamlined maintenance. Perhaps it is because of the unparalleled ef...

Read More...


10 Point Guide for Manufacturing Companies for IIoT Initiative

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak

  • Posted

    17 Oct 2018

Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is taking the manufacturing sector by storm. According to a research, the IIoT market is estimated to reach $123.89 Billion by 2021. By connecting all aspects of the manufacturing in a smart network for improved optimization, control, and ...

Read More...


Six Strategies to Succeed with Industrial IoT

  • By

    Sujata Tilak MD, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    19 Sep 2018

The pace of technological change over the past couple of years has been nothing but astounding. Concepts that belonged to science fiction movies are now a part of reality. The Internet of Things is one such technology that has changed many industries, manufacturing included. The advancement of this technology along with the progress of technologies such as cloud computing and big data analytics has ushered in the new age of manufacturing, known ...

Read More...


Top 5 Industry 4.0 Myths You Need to Stop Believing In

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak - CEO

  • Posted

    19 Sep 2018

With IIoT / Industry 4.0, manufacturing world is entering a phase of disruptive but welcome change. By integrating digital technologies and automation into manufacturing process, IIoT / Industry 4.0 provides businesses with multitude of opportunities to increase competitiveness and drive value in the marketplace. However, many enterprises are struggling to make exact sense of the advatages and with limited information of IIoT / Industry 4.0, org...

Read More...


Why We Are Excited to Be at Automation Expo 2018

  • By

    Amol Joshi, Manager Business Development

  • Posted

    28 Aug 2018

The most significant exhibition for Industrial Automation is round the bend, and we could not be more excited. The Automation Expo, 2018 will be held from 29th of August to 1st of September @ BEC, Goregaon, Mumbai. Ascent Intellimation has a booth at the event. Visit us at Hall 2, Stall X22 to have a look at our innovative Industrial IoT solutions.

Automation Expo is the me...

Read More...


Platform Approach for IoT

  • By

    Sujata Tilak MD, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    09 Jul 2018

Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology paradigm and it fits very well for thousands of types of applications. More types are evolving every day. Now developing tailor made software for each of these application types will require huge resources and time. Also by the time these applications are ready, requirements will further evolve necessitating further development.

So a platform driven approach must be ...

Read More...


Device Ecosystem at the Edge Manufacturing Scenario

  • By

    Sujata Tilak MD, Ascent Intellimation

  • Posted

    11 Oct 2017

In last 18 months we have done several implementations of PlantConnect SFactory in different types of industries. We have learned a lot in the course of these implementations and understood the dynamics, the pain areas as well as the sweet spots.  A picture of shop floor in the context of an IIoT system has started emerging which I called ‘Device Ecosystem at the Edge’.

Any manufacturing setup,...

Read More...


Business drives Smart Manufacturing

Business drives Smart Manufacturing: Part 2
Transferring Human Knowledge to Machines

  • By

    Ms. Sujata Tilak, MD - Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd.

  • Posted

    10 Jul 2017

 

In last article we saw various strategic and operational goals. Let us see ‘how’ these goals can be translated into action.

Reducing unplanned downtime is probably the most sought after goal by any shop floor manager. Unplanned downtime can occur due to many different reasons like machine breakdown, unavailability of raw material, unavailability of operator etc. Out of this, machine breakdown is most unpredictable, or is it really&hell...

Read More...


EARLY STEPS TOWARDS SMART MANUFACTURING

EARLY STEPS TOWARDS SMART MANUFACTURING

  • By

    Dr. Arvind Tilak

  • Posted

    12 Jun 2017

Does Smart manufacturing implementation have to start from scratch every time or should we be leveraging current investments. Most obvious answer should be “let’s build on what exists and add what is not available or needs to be upgraded”. This must stem from the fact that “smart manufacturing” is not about automation or fancy terms only but leveraging connectivity amongst all assets and systems to deliver business value to the users.

Read More...


Adding Value to Online Testing

Adding Value to Online Testing

  • By

    Umesh Chavan, Solution Architect

  • Posted

    22 May 2017

Customer is always demanding on quality, timely delivery and cost effective products. Digitization of the process can help to improvise product quality inspection process. There are several reasons for a manufacturing industry to implement digitizing this testing process.  We need to take several aspects under consideration, viz:

  1. Failure history with reasons
  2. Op...

    Read More...


Business drives Smart Manufacturing

Business drives Smart Manufacturing: Part 1

  • By

    Ms. Sujata Tilak, MD - Ascent Intellimation Pvt. Ltd.

  • Posted

    08 May 2017

Smart Manufacturing (referred also as Industry 4.0 based on German Govt. program) is a journey. It is a journey which starts from the top in any organization and has to percolate to the bottom for ensuring success. I interact with several CxOs on this topic. These discussions always focus on “why” of smart manufacturing. I also interact with operational leaders and they focus more on “how”. Both are important.

Read More...


Be a System Integrator with AIPL....

Try PlantConnect!

Thank You!

We will get back to you soon!

Continue
TOP