With fewer employees needed to operate and manage the latest systems, glass plants today have become more sophisticated, more efficient, and safer, in large part because of advancements in automation and plant integration.
“Industry 4.0 was a major focus of the 2017 GPD conference, where representatives from across the glass industry looked to the future of glass production. During the event, Alex Ochoa, business development Latin America for FeneTech described the nine fundamental principles that make up Industry 4.0: autonomous robots, systems integration, Internet of Things, simulations, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, augmented reality, big data and cybersecurity. Those principles combine to create a secure, efficient and fully optimized manufacturing environment that will carry all industries, including glass, into the next phase of manufacturing, Ochoa said during GPD.”
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