What is industrial 4?

Column:Enterprise articles Time:2017-05-16

1. What is industry 4?

  "Internet plus manufacturing industry is 4. "Industry 4" is the concept of Germany launched, the United States called "industrial Internet", our country is called "made in China 2025", the three essential content is consistent, all point to a core, that is, intelligent manufacturing.


In 2015 Chinese there are several concepts of fire, the first is the public entrepreneurship, innovation, the second industry is 4, third is "Internet plus".

  "Internet plus" concept is enormous, "Internet plus" inside the "Internet plus financial" called Internet banking, "Internet plus retail", "Internet e-commerce", and "Internet plus manufacturing industry is 4. It will promote the manufacture of China and create a transformation in China, so many people say that industry 4 is a revolution in the whole of china.


2, what are the characteristics of industrial 4?


Interconnection: the core of the interconnected industry 4 is the connection. The equipment, the production line, the factory, the supplier, the product and the customer are closely linked together.

Data: Industrial 4 connectivity and product data, equipment data, R & D data, industrial chain data, operational data, management data, sales data, consumer data.

Integration: Industrial 4 will be ubiquitous sensors, embedded mid end systems, intelligent control systems, communications facilities, through the formation of an intelligent CPS network. Through this intelligent network, people and people, people and machines, machines and machines, as well as services and services can form an interconnection, so as to achieve horizontal, vertical and end to end integration.


The implementation process of industrial innovation: 4 is the process of innovation and development of the manufacturing sector, manufacturing technology, products, organization mode, format, and other aspects of innovation, will emerge in an endless stream, from technology innovation to product innovation, to model innovation, and finally to liquid innovation, organizational innovation.

Transformation: for traditional manufacturing Chinese in terms of the transformation is actually from the traditional factory, the transition from the 2 and 3 factories to 4 factories, the production form, from mass production to customization. In fact, the whole process of production is more flexible, personalized and customized. This is the industry 4, a very important feature.


3, what are the technical pillars of industrial 4?

The 4 major technological pillars of industry include industrial networking, cloud computing, industrial large data, industrial robotics, 3D printing, knowledge work automation, industrial network security, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. These nine pillars will generate numerous business opportunities and listed companies.


4, what kind of company is the most promising?


In view of the present situation of China's industry, there will be three types of companies with sufficient development in the 4 areas of China's industry in the next ten years:

The first category is intelligent factories, divided into two kinds, the first is the transformation of traditional factories into intelligent factories, and the second is the birth of intelligent factories;

The second is the solution company, the manufacturing company provides intelligent factories, top-level design, transition path map, integrated software and hardware implementation of the industrial 4 solutions company.

The third category is technology vendors, including industrial networking, industrial network security, industrial big data, cloud computing platforms, MES systems,

In addition to these three categories, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, knowledge work automation and other technical vendors will also face great prospects for development.


[solutions] include software and hardware. Software industrial networking, industrial network security, industrial data, cloud computing platform, MES system, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, knowledge work automation; hardware industrial robots (including high-end parts), RFID, sensor, 3D printing, machine vision, intelligent logistics (AGV), PLC data acquisition system industrial switch etc..


This is a huge industrial revolution, missed the industry, 4 will miss the era!!

  5, who won the final fourth industrial revolution?

  The fourth industrial revolution, marked by Hannover, Germany in 2013, declared this round of work Revolution centered on Intelligent manufacturing.


The German industry, defined by the German government, 4, consists of a framework consisting of one information, one network, four major themes, three integrated and eight projects. The German government has put forward the industrial 4 overall framework, there are many places and China's actual national conditions are different, there are still some distance from the operation.


The fourth industrial revolution lasted for about 30 to 40 years, so the industry, 4, the mobile Internet's subversion, recycling and integration of China's industry have just begun.

The essence of the fourth industrial revolution is to dominate the world's future industrial standards debate, which is carried out by Germany and the United States in accordance with its own logical path and method of expression.

The United States put forward the Internet industry standards, is expected to focus on equipment interconnection, data analysis, and data on the basis of business insight, they exchange of traditional industrial Internet, which focus on big data and cloud computing.

Germany proposed industrial 4, with strong mechanical manufacturing technology, embedded and control equipment advanced equipment and capabilities, Germany is concerned about the profound changes in the production process of intelligent and virtualized.

As can be seen, the United States industrial Internet and German industry 4, the implementation of the path and logic contrary, but the same goal. The United States is supported by GE company, the IBM company, focuses on the software of open hardware; Germany is the SIEMENS, KUKA, SAP the company as the leading, from hardware to software to get through.

Whether from soft to hard, or from hard to soft, the goal of the two is the same, that is, the realization of intelligent manufacturing, mobile Internet and industrial integration.

  6, why did China choose German standards?


First, the Chinese government believes that the German path is easier to achieve than the United States; second, the hollowing out of the United States is serious. IT presents the industry's 4 biggest challenge, the lack of infrastructure landing, Germany's strong industrial technology, manufacturing base, production equipment suppliers plus IT business solutions provider. In the strategic choice of the fourth industrial revolution, China government strategy is the development of a new round of industrial fixed trend, industry 4, China launched version of the Chinese manufacturing 2025, looking for the opportunity to turn to overtake, before making.


The 4 industry is a new era, a period has just started, is expected to be 30 to 50 years of development in accordance with the introduction, Minister of the Ministry of national said: Germany is the 3 series from industrial to industrial 4, 2, 3 China is parallel to the 4.

  The Ministry and the Chinese Academy of Engineering define the core goal of China's industrial 4 as "intelligent manufacturing", which is very accurate. From intelligent manufacturing to specific factories, it is intelligent factories. Intelligent manufacturing and intelligent factories are the two major goals of industry 4.


In the 4 industry of the future, software is important or important to hardware. The answer is simple: software decides everything, software defines machines. All factories are software enterprises. They are data companies. All industrial software is essential in the 4 age of industry, so software defines everything.


Industrial age 4, this road has just begun, but gave us the general direction, the future of enterprises will become data enterprises, innovative enterprises, integrated enterprises, constantly changing enterprises. For the entire manufacturing industry, this is a huge subversion, called the industrial revolution, is not excessive.