Apologizes for the play on words – but yes – the aluminum industry is also going through a revolution because of digitization and its impact on everything from how the products are made to how they are sold and delivered to the customer. However many companies when talking about Industry 4.0 – are talking about the production equipment and sensors and other measuring equipment that track machine health, product characteristics and the status of the production process. A key benefit is being able to sense and correct the equipment to optimize the process or products even further – a direct positive impact on margins. (Industry 4.0: What’s Next, 2017).
Check out the story by Myra Pinkham from Aluminum International Today