Thanks to new technology for machine connectivity and the evolution of the Internet of Things and Big Data, Omet is providing all its customers with the opportunity to boost their competitive advantage through higher operational efficiency and consequent business growth.
Gianni Gerosa, electronic R&D Manager, explains, "Omet is among the pioneers of Industry 4.0. Taking inspiration from the concept of the smart factory even before it became the pillar of the fourth industrial revolution, Omet research and development have been always committed to design and produce interconnected machines, thanks to software able to display and control all production data and working conditions. Providing our customers with this valuable opportunity has been for years a priority for our company as well as the main purpose of several innovations, which led us into the era of industrial automation."
More and more operations are now easily managed by remote control, and diagnostics are even more precise and allow quick and focused assistance. Production data is now always traceable and available – the supply chain is oriented towards complete digitalization. For example, the use of RFID devices applied to printing sleeves help the optimization of the whole process by memorizing the parameters of every job – and being able to recall them anytime.
These kind of technologies are essential for taking the leap into the Industry 4.0, which has become the objective of the global economic and industrial landscape. This huge change is based on connectivity, automation, and the integration between human labor and “intelligent” machines. Gerosa explains this technologic evolution: “The pursuit of excellence depends more and more on quality and timing of information. Omet R&D has been developing sophisticated systems to integrate into our lines, conscious that our customers need immediate and intuitive information to improve its production, because innovation is the only possible strategy for constant growth."
Moreover, the investment on “machines 4.0” is now supported by consistent tax breaks in many countries. This is a critical challenge for everyone, not only for big multinationals but many small and medium-sized companies should take this opportunity as the only way to strengthen their business and increase their market share.
Being part of Industry 4.0 can bring huge advantages in terms of production maximization and sales improvement, reduction of time to market, maintenance costs and production down-times. "Omet machines can provide the solution to all of this," Gerosa concludes.