2020, which marks the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, has confirmed that “Industry 4.0” is an undeniable reality and that the production sector is transforming at an unstoppable pace. When we speak of Industry 4.0, we cannot but help mention the possibilities brought about by the implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in production plant processes, regardless of the sector.
Being aware of the differences between robotization and automation comes in very handy for implementing the most efficient technology for each case. The automation of processes provides reliability and excellent productivity when working in heavily structured environments. On the other hand, the advantage of robotization is decision-making autonomy, enabling operation in changing environments.
In this sense, SICE is strongly positioned within the Industry 4.0 sector, as proven by the automation projects of dashboard assembly lines for SAS Automotive (Joint Venture of Faurecia and Continental) in different facilities in countries such as Turkey, Brazil (Tatuaté and Goiana), Germany, and Spain (Valencia, Almussafes), with the installation of assembly lines, elevators, work platforms, and single-point warehouses.
The installation of two symmetric production lines for the dashboards of Elon Musk’s latest TESLA MOTOR’s model should also be highlighted.
According to the “Automation with intelligence” study published by Deloitte at the end of 2019, the automation solutions sector is growing at an annual pace of 20% and is expected to reach 5 billion dollars by 2024. It is obvious that industrial automation and robotization are the pillars that have made the consolidation of Industry 4.0 possible and they also bring numerous benefits for productivity and efficiency of production resources.