Tuesday, 13 March 2018

What could industry 4.0 bring to the future of touchscreen technology?

What could industry 4.0 bring to the future of touchscreen technology?

With the growing buzz around industry 4.0, IOT, intelligent software and cyber-physical systems how will all of this be implemented into a smart factory and how will touchscreen technology fit in with industry 4.0?

Touchscreen Technology

Touchscreen technology will be part of what is known as industry 4.0. It will create what is commonly known as a smart factory, connecting the digital world to the physical one.

Automated machines will be controlled by smart software, seamlessly connecting in real time to humans who can visualise  large amounts of data and make better business decisions.

The benefits factories and production lines will gain from this could be:

  • increased output
  • less downtime
  • faster/smarter processes

It will also give the production lines an increased amount of data, that can be used to increase performance and understanding of the production line.

The Touchscreen Solution

A touchscreen solution would offer an interface to control all this information. It would help ensure your factory is making the most of the technology offered by industry 4.0.

Touchscreen control solutions can be implemented in any industry where there’s human intervention with a machine. The increased demand for touchscreens is being driven by the need for enhanced efficiency and data security.  These complex machines need a control system, that’s why it’s imperative a touchscreen solution is used to help make your factory a smart one.

The Future Investment

A study by PwC shows that 'manufacturers intend to invest 5% of their revenue on digitisation by 2020 the most substantial part of which will be spent on sensors and HMI panels'. (Eureka Magazine).

With this knowledge, it’s safe to say that touchscreen solutions will be used to help make industry 4.0 a reality. If you don’t want to be left behind and really make the most of what industry 4.0 could offer, then looking into a touchscreen solution should be top of the list. 

SCHURTER is a leading touchscreen solutions provider, we can advise on the best solution for you. Using our Product lifecycle system SCHURTER can ensure your product is managed from the design and prototype phase all the way to the finished product.

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