Smart manufacturing is a broad category of manufacturing that employs computer-integrated manufacturing, high levels of adaptability and rapid design changes, digital information technology, and more flexible technical workforce training.
The broad definition of smart manufacturing covers many technologies. Some key technologies in the smart manufacturing movement include big data processing capabilities, industrial connectivity devices, artificial intelligence and advanced robotics.
At Raven, we believe that smart manufacturing is about guiding workers to continuously take the right action to eliminate the biggest source of waste as it is happening.
By analyzing the data streaming off an entire factory’s worth of machines, or even across multiple facilities, manufacturers can see signs that particular parts may fail, enabling preventive maintenance to avoid unplanned downtime on devices.
Workers also get to see trends in the data and spot steps in their processes where production slows down or is inefficient in their use of materials.
Raven helps turns factories into smart factories in 3 steps:
Raven’s smart manufacturing solution enables your plant to exceed production targets with continuous improvement actionable insights, enabling you to continuously solve problems and increase outputs.