Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder - Crosser Technologies
To help manufacturers understand, and overcome, some of the challenges associated with smart manufacturing, Martin Thunman, CEO and Co-Founder of leading low-code platform for streaming analytics, automation and integration for industrial IoT, Crosser shares his insight.
Before we examine the challenges of digital manufacturing, let’s reflect on industry’s journey. If we consider Industry 1.0 and 2.0 — when mechanization and steam power, followed by the mass use of electrical power came into play — we’re looking at a totally different era of manufacturing. Then the previous revolution, Industry 3.0, began to introduce automated production, IT systems and robotics to the factory floor.
All the previous revolutions have a common connection: their technologies all produced data, of some description. But now, as we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, autonomous systems, the IoT and machine learning are equipping manufacturers with the ability to take this data, and make plants more productive, leaner and more cost-efficient. Full Article