Advantech received an award from ROI Management Consulting for its Industry 4.0-compliant digital factory. The ROI Industry 4.0 Award China was awarded to Advantech at a ceremony in Shanghai, honoring the company's Industry 4.0 achievements in the implementation of real-time equipment and resource monitoring.
"What Advantech has achieved is an outstanding example of what can be done in terms of quality and utilization by providing real-time production insights," said Timo Schneemann, vice-general manager of ROI Management Consulting. "While today, other companies have key machines connected to a central system, Advantech stands out because they have not only connected sophisticated equipment like SMT lines, but have also upgraded and connected conventional machines, such as stamping machines, to get a full picture of what is happening in production—from start to finish. While connecting machines is one thing, the crucial step other companies are missing is making this data easily accessible to the people who need it and here is where Advantech scores high again with their data consolidation and visualization framework."
"The Industry 4.0 situation room is Advantech’s most important upgrade to Industry 4.0. The situation room is the factory’s nerve center where data is collected, analyzed, and visualized for real-time management and data-driven decision-making. This award has demonstrated that we are on the right track with our Industry 4.0 blueprint,” said Allan Tsay, vice president of Advantech's Industrial IoT group.
"Advantech is not only an end user, but a provider of Industry 4.0 solutions. Advantech has primarily used its own products and solutions in the planning and implementation of the smart factory," said Jonney Chang, associate vice president of Advantech's Industrial IoT group. "Advantech’s smart factory is evidence of how iFactory solution-ready platforms (SRPs) and products can be used to implement Industry 4.0 in practice. Advantech’s iFactory SRPs are quick-start tools that enable a step-wise approach to achieving Industry 4.0."