During 2018, the gap between Industry 4.0m and its implementation has been narrowing, with more and more companies applying these technologies in their factories and taking them to the next level in terms of safety, productivity and cost savings. But what are the trends for 2019?
We let you know!
1. Computer vision:
In 2019 new optics and sensors will emerge that will allow even higher resolutions and sensitivity. In addition, edge computing is going to be decisive since it allows processing and analyzing data in the device where it is collected, as opposed to clouds that can generate certain security breaches.
2. Collaborative robots:
This year, more intelligent cobots than their predecessors will arrive to the market and will be able to perform increasingly complex tasks. These robots promise to be more economical, more mobile and flexible. Sales of industrial robots in 2018 increased more than 30%, being its fifth year of record growth. And a couple of curiosities: Europe is the region with the highest density of industrial robots with an average of 106 robots per 10,000 workers. However, we are still far from countries like South Korea, with 710 robots per 10,000 workers.
3. Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS):
This year is expected to be the great boom of robots in SMEs, since more and more formulas such as ‘payment by subscription‘ will be used. As if it were Netflix, some companies already charge only for the use of robots, something similar to a rental, instead of the usual purchase that was required to have a robot in our factories.
4. AGVs with AI:
Automatic guided vehicles without a driver that can work together with people will also take a new leap with the addition of AI to achieve more complex tasks. The AGVs are very popular in large logistics companies and it is expected that this year will be popularized in SMEs to help the implementation of lean manufacturing.
5. Digital Twins:
These are machines, processes and networks parallel to the real ones in the digital world. Whaaaat? Having duplicate machines and systems to predict and effectively solve a fault, critical factors or optimize productivities can be complex when they have very high costs. However, having a digital twin of that machine, fully monitored, can predict failures, improve efficiency and productivity. It is estimated that 50% of large companies will use digital twins by 2021.
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