They all talk about it: it’s one of the dominant themes in this historic period in the ICT market and involves important Italian companies. It is Industry 4.0, a coined term in Germany that has rapidly gained all over Europe, because it contains many topics that characterize the evolution of ICT technologies over the last few years, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing , Big Data and Mobility. Interroll Italia, a leading multinational company in the intruder and motion industry, has decided to present, using the contribution of Professor Marco Taisch, ordinary of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing at the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, Art in the evolutionary path that leads, precisely, to the Digital Transformation and to the Industry 4.0 of Italian companies. He did it a few days ago in Milan, and the meeting became an interesting exchange of views on what to do and how to do it to make the most of the opportunities offered by this evolution.
Components and Skills
The welcome, entrusted to Claudio Carnino, commercial director and country speaker of Interroll in Italy, underlined the two fundamental requirements for the evolution of Industry 4.0 today: components and competencies. Activities in which Interroll stands out, creating “visionary components” that allow you to move objects faster, more effectively, and more intelligently. Theme resumed by prof. Taisch, who added another important subject: culture. “Future products will be smarter with sensors, more connected, greener, more personalized,” commented Taisch. They will also use new materials. ” It is obvious therefore that an important effort for cultural growth is needed, also because: “Once industrial revolutions took place in a much longer time than human life: today they are much shorter and there is a risk of” scraping “people Because they lack the necessary skills. ” A survey conducted by the Politecnico di Milano in 2016 among Italian companies showed that in 38% of cases, they had never heard of Industry 4.0, making clear the need for acculturation and attention to the growth of skills, precisely.
To explain how the perception of the world changes with new technologies, Taisch relies on an example, connected to the connected car. If I drive on the Sunway, I’m approaching the Roncobilaccio toll booth and I have to eat, the computer on my car can connect to the cloud and, knowing that I like pizza, trace all the refreshments in the area Who can offer pizza at that time. “In 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, which could even become 500 billion (Oecd estimate).” But the evolutionary process goes beyond Industry 4.0 to arrive, Taisch explained, at “Value Chain 4.0”. “The Internet of Things will join the Internet of processes and services, as well as the” Internet of Brains “, where everyone will exchange data with everyone, people, and objects. The future, however, is rosy thanks to new technologies and above all to the way in which they work in tune, “helping and not replacing humans”, emphasized Taisch.