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Applied Research Towards Industry 4.0: Opportunities for SMEs
Ilaria Zambon, Gianluca Egidi, Fabiano Rinaldi, Sirio Cividino
August 8, 2019 (v1)
Subject: Energy Policy
Keywords: industrial processes, Industry 4.0, job safety, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, SMEs, sustainable development, technologies
Industry 4.0 designates the recent digital revolution in the industrial sector, evolving from the comprehensive networking and automation of all the productive areas. Equipment, machinery, materials and products permit to (i) distinguish dealing out environmental settings and current status via sensors; (ii) join them through fixed software; and (iii) progress production procedures in an exclusive method. Additionally, Industry 4.0 exposes new trials to enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Firms should advance approaches to (i) achieve chances of innovation and digitalization; (ii) expand their processes; and (iii) define innovative business models. Based on these premises, a well-organized political, legal and infrastructural outline is essential to build up a business having an Industry 4.0 approach. Though bigger firms can get ahead through innovation processes and predicting the potential digitalization risks for their business models, SMEs may be in t... [more]
Standardizing Innovation Management: An Opportunity for SMEs in the Aerospace Industry
Alberto Cerezo-Narváez, Daniel García-Jurado, María Carmen González-Cruz, Andrés Pastor-Fernández, Manuel Otero-Mateo, Pablo Ballesteros-Pérez
July 31, 2019 (v1)
Keywords: aerospace industry, development and innovation (R+D+i), industrial processes, Industry 4.0, innovation, management system, metrology, research, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
In a globalized marketplace, the competition in the aerospace industry has increased significantly. Producers can choose between many suppliers. These suppliers have to comply with more requirements and technical specifications, as well as take on greater responsibilities that originally fell on producers. In this context, business opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are limited, but still suppliers must try to leverage the maximum strategic advantage of the few that present. Adopting research, development and innovation (R+D+i) practices has proven to bring great benefits to companies and allows them to gain significant competitive advantages. However, the process of designing, implementing and testing R+D+i-related processes is not straightforward, nor it has been addressed in the recent research on SMEs. In this paper, a case study of a Spanish innovative small company providing industrial metrology and quality services is analyzed. Thanks to an internal deci... [more]
Evaluating the Factors that are Affecting the Implementation of Industry 4.0 Technologies in Manufacturing MSMEs, the Case of Peru
Chung-Jen Huang, Elisa Denisse Talla Chicoma, Yi-Hsien Huang
July 25, 2019 (v1)
Keywords: analytic hierarchy process, developing countries, Industry 4.0, micro, small, and medium enterprises
The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector plays a very crucial role in the economic and social development of Peru. Unfortunately, the tough access to the use of technologies is one of the weaknesses of this type of enterprises, which implies a low technological intensity production, according to the new technological trends. This study analyzes the factors that are affecting the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies in Peruvian micro, small, and medium enterprises. According to the findings from the semi-structured interviews, it has identified four factors that respond to the main question of this research—lack of advanced technology, lack of financial investment, poor management vision, and lack of skilled workers. Data from 49 enterprises from the manufacturing sector were used for the assessment. The surveys conducted on business managers were evaluated using a multi-criterion decision-making method by the analytic hierarchy process. The findings of the study g... [more]
Drivers and Barriers in Using Industry 4.0: A Perspective of SMEs in Romania
Mirela Cătălina Türkeș, Ionica Oncioiu, Hassan Danial Aslam, Andreea Marin-Pantelescu, Dan Ioan Topor, Sorinel Căpușneanu
July 25, 2019 (v1)
Keywords: barriers, business, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, digitalization, drivers, flexible manufacturing, implementation, Industry 4.0, managers, SMEs, systems
Considering the worldwide evolutionary stage of Industry 4.0, this study wants to fill in a lack of information and decision-making, trying to answer a question about the level of preparation of Romanian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) regarding the implementation of the new technology. The main purpose of this article is to identify the opinions and perceptions of SME managers in Romania on the drivers and barriers of implementing Industry 4.0 technology for business development. The research method used in the study was analyzed by sampling using the questionnaire as a data collection tool. It includes closed questions, measured with a nominal and orderly scale. 176 managers provided complete and useful answers to this research. The collected data were analyzed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) package using frequency tables, contingency tables, and main component analysis. Major contributions from research have highlighted the fact that Romania is... [more]
Improvement of Temperature Control Performance of Thermoelectric Dehumidifier Used Industry 4.0 by the SF-PI Controller
Jae-Sub Ko, Jun-Ho Huh, Jong-Chan Kim
June 10, 2019 (v1)
Keywords: computer architecture, dehumidifier, fuzzy, Industry 4.0, PI controller, smart gird, temperature-control, thermoelectric element, water grid
This paper proposes the series connected fuzzy-proportional integral (SF-PI) controller, which is composed of the fuzzy control and the PI controller to improve temperature control performance of dehumidifier using a thermoelectric element. The control of conventional PI controller usually uses fixed gain. For that reason, it is limited in achieving satisfactory control performance in both transient-state and steady-state. The fuzzy control within SF-PI controller adjusts the input value of PI controller according to operating condition. The PI controller within the SF-PI controller controls the temperature of the thermoelectric element using that value. The SF-PI controller can achieve more accurate temperature control than a conventional PI controller for that reason. The SF-PI controller has been tested for various indoor environmental conditions such as temperature and relative humidity conditions. The average temperature error of the SF-PI controller between the reference temperat... [more]
Revolution 4.0: Industry vs. Agriculture in a Future Development for SMEs
Ilaria Zambon, Massimo Cecchini, Gianluca Egidi, Maria Grazia Saporito, Andrea Colantoni
April 15, 2019 (v1)
Subject: Energy Policy
Keywords: agriculture 4.0, application research, Industry 4.0, open source, SMEs, Supply Chain
The present review retraces the steps of the industrial and agriculture revolution that have taken place up to the present day, giving ideas and considerations for the future. This paper analyses the specific challenges facing agriculture along the farming supply chain to permit the operative implementation of Industry 4.0 guidelines. The subsequent scientific value is an investigation of how Industry 4.0 approaches can be improved and be pertinent to the agricultural sector. However, industry is progressing at a much faster rate than agriculture. In fact, already today experts talk about Industry 5.0. On the other hand, the 4.0 revolution in agriculture is still limited to a few innovative firms. For this reason, this work deals with how technological development affects different sectors (industry and agriculture) in different ways. In this innovative background, despite the advantages of industry or agriculture 4.0 for large enterprises, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of... [more]
Simulation and Test Bed of a Low-Power Digital Excitation System for Industry 4.0
Jun-Ho Huh, Hoon-Gi Lee
April 8, 2019 (v1)
Keywords: computer architecture, digital excitation system, Industry 4.0, low power, operating system, Simulation, smart grid, Test Bed
Since modeling and simulation are the two most effective tools that can be used in the design or analysis process, they play a vital role in developing such system. In many cases, they are the only possible means of making a safe engineering decision for a new concept of process for a large-scale system. Elsewhere, they are used as a critical element in the analysis of energy systems or to suggest a method of developing a novel and effective energy system model. Thus, in this study, simulations and test bed experiment were carried out to assess a low-power digital excitation system in order to validate its effectiveness. The excitation systems currently used by most of the power stations in the Republic of Korea were installed during the 1970s or 1980s. Unfortunately, it is difficult to seek technical assistance for them as they depend on foreign technologies, requiring a large sum to be paid when requesting one or more engineers to be dispatched. As such, technical updates have always... [more]
Green Production Planning and Control for the Textile Industry by Using Mathematical Programming and Industry 4.0 Techniques
Wen-Hsien Tsai
September 21, 2018 (v1)
Keywords: activity-based costing (ABC), carbon emissions, green manufacturing, Industry 4.0, mathematical programming, textile industry
The textile industry is one of the world’s major sources of industrial pollution, and related environmental issues are becoming an ever greater concern. This paper considers the environmental issues of carbon emissions, energy recycling, and waste reuse, and uses a mathematical programming model with Activity-Based Costing (ABC) and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to achieve profit maximization. This paper discusses the combination of mathematical programming and Industry 4.0 techniques to achieve the purpose of green production planning and control for the textile industry in the new era. The mathematical programming model is used to determine the optimal product mix under various production constraints, while Industry 4.0 techniques are used to control the production progress to achieve the planning targets. With the help of an Industry 4.0 real-time sensor and detection system, it can achieve the purposes of recycling waste, reducing carbon emission, saving energy and cost, and fina... [more]
An Adaptive Approach Based on Resource-Awareness Towards Power-Efficient Real-Time Periodic Task Modeling on Embedded IoT Devices
Shabir Ahmad, Sehrish Malik, Israr Ullah, Muhammad Fayaz, Dong-Hwan Park, Kwangsoo Kim, DoHyeun Kim
July 31, 2018 (v1)
Keywords: embedded devices, Industry 4.0, input tasks admission control, internet of things, IoT task scheduling, real-time systems
Embedded devices are gaining popularity day by day due to the expanded use of Internet of Things applications. However, these embedded devices have limited capabilities concerning power and memory. Thus, the applications need to be tailored in such a way to perform the specified tasks within the constrained resources with the same accuracy. In Real-Time task scheduling, one of the challenging factors is the intelligent modelling of input tasks in such a way that it produces not only logically correct output within the deadline but also consumes minimum CPU power. Algorithms like Rate Monotonic and Earliest Deadline First compute hyper-period of input tasks for periodic repetition of the same set of tasks on CPU. However, at times when the tasks are not adequately modelled, they lead to an enormously high value of hyper-period which result in more CPU cycles and power consumption. Many state-of-the-art solutions are presented in this regard, but the main problem is that they limit tasks... [more]
Effect of Cooperation on Manufacturing IT Project Development and Test Bed for Successful Industry 4.0 Project: Safety Management for Security
Sangil Park, Jun-Ho Huh
July 31, 2018 (v1)
Keywords: Bluetooth beacons, coding process, computer architecture, industrial processes, Industry 4.0, job safety, safety management, security, test bed, worker’s positional management
A new direction of the 4th industrial revolution in manufacturing and IT industries is presented in this study, wherein the manufacturing sector will be able to survive in this period by achieving rapid and flexible change through effective convergence between both industries. Under such an environment, manufacturing IT requires speedy development and a new distribution form, as well as a new method of IT project development which is adequate for that form. Thus, this study compares and analyzes the waterfall method which is being used in general manufacturing System Integration (SI) projects and the proposed DevOps method, which requires faster distribution and improvement. This study confirms that the required human resources are less than the existing SI projects when system improvement is made using the DevOps method. At the same time, this method provides much-improved quality for the same price. Therefore, future manufacturing IT projects would achieve a faster and more efficient... [more]
Design of a Shipboard Outside Communication Network and Its Testbed Using PLC: For Safety Management during the Ship Building Process
Jun-Ho Huh, Taehoon Koh, Kyungryong Seo
July 31, 2018 (v1)
Keywords: industrial processes, Industry 4.0, job safety, PLC, safety management, shadow area, ship building process, shipboard outside communication network, testbed
For the shipbuilding industry worldwide, work-related accidents at the construction site have been a major concern. Workers at the shipyards are consistently exposed to dangerous environments and their intensity of work is quite high. Considering the complexity of the shipbuilding process, efficient communications between workers are essential in the workplace, but current communication methods, which mostly use wireless technologies, are sometimes limited by the structural blocks, creating shadow areas where the radio bands cannot reach. As a countermeasure, SUNCOM Co., Ltd in the Republic of Korea has developed the PLC-based communication system followed by establishing a test-bed facility in cooperation with SK Telecom Co., Ltd and the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. This system and applied technologies are expected to reduce accidents in the field and be applied for other industries having the same problem, providing an uninterrupted communication environment and safer working c... [more]
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