1. Data collection and analysis.
Smart factories feature electric current, heat, flow, and velocity sensors that collect data on every aspect of production — from machine performance to operator productivity. The data collected can then be analyzed by algorithms that identify patterns and trends.
This information can help optimize processes and improve communication between machines and operators. For example, if the data shows that a particular device is consistently underperforming, you can implement measures to improve its performance.
Similarly, if the data shows that operators are not working as efficiently as possible, then you can take steps to improve their productivity through increased training and skills review.