Augmented Technology for Safety and Maintenance in Industry 4.0

Augmented Technology for Safety and Maintenance in Industry 4.0

Vikas Kukshal (National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand, India), Amar Patnaik (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India) and Sarbjeet Singh (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3904-0.ch008

Abstract

The traditional manufacturing system is going through a rapid transformation and has brought a revolution in the industries. Industry 4.0 is considered to be a new era of the industrial revolution in which all the processes are integrated with a product to achieve higher efficiency. Digitization and automation have changed the nature of work resulting in an intelligent manufacturing system. The benefits of Industry 4.0 include higher productivity and increased flexibility. However, the implementation of the new processes and methods comes along with a lot of challenges. Industry 4.0. requires more skilled workers to handle the operations of the digitalized manufacturing system. The fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 has become the absolute reality and will undoubtedly have an impact on safety and maintenance. Hence, to tackle the issues arising due to digitization is an area of concern and has to be dealt with using the innovative technologies in the manufacturing industries.
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Industry 4.0: Theoretical Background And Processes

Industry 4.0 is a new industry era wherein all the process involved in the system is digitalized. There is an interconnection of the various steps involved in the process with is a corresponding virtual demonstration. The process flow is mapped with the cyber world in an incessant manner (Monostori, 2014). The integration of the cyber world with the production system relates the information technology and the communication system with the different processes involved in the system. The complete system falls under industry 4.0 which connects the real and virtual process close to each other and forms the internet of things (IoT) (Colakovic & Hadzialic, 2018). The progress of the manufacturing system without networking cannot be visualized in the present scenario. The growth of the industries entirely depends on the extent of the implementation of sensors, wireless communication and the internet of things (IoT). The cyber revolution has reduced the gap between the human-machine interface (Kadir et al., 2019).

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