How Taiwan is going to combat Industry 4.0 with Productivity 4.0
Text of Productivity 4_ Taiwan
PRODUCTIVITY 4.0ByJAYESH C S PAI
SIX NEW STRATEGIESPROBLEMS IN TAIWANTAIWAN IS FACED WITH A SHRINKING WORK FORCE AND THE DUAL CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING NATIONS CARVING UP THE MASS-PRODUCTION MARKET AND INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS OCCUPYING THE HIGH-END MARKET FOR CUSTOM-MADE PRODUCTS.TAIWANS IMMINENT LABOR SHORTAGEMAJOR CHALLENGES TO THE NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE HOW TO PROMOTE INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN INDUSTRIES, ACHIEVE AUTONOMOUS CAPABILITIES IN KEY TECHNOLOGIES, AND SUSTAIN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESSKEY-TALENT-2 WAYSONE IS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) PERSONNEL THAT WILL HELP FOSTER THE HIGH-LEVEL R&D WORK FORCE FOR PRODUCTIVITY 4.0THE OTHER IS TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGES, WITH THE FOCUS ON SECONDARY EDUCATION, WHERE THERE IS MUCH ROOM FOR UPGRADE AND TRANSFORMATION OF CURRICULAR AND TRAINING METHODS AS WELL AS A NECESSITY FOR NUMEROUS COMPLEMENTARY MEASURES.SMART AUTOMATIONSMART AUTOMATIONGOAL OF INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATIONMODULAR ROBOTSModularizing core components of robots avoids the rigidity of robotic total solutions and grants hardware and software developers with customizability.Modular robots allow more flexibility to meet various orders.Modules: controllers, control I/O, ethercat communication, software development platforms, HMI, and teach pendants.Modularization provides flexibility and openness for widening robot applications and research projects in industrial and academic realms.Robot technologies include precision machinery, precise measurement, intelligent control, digital design, man-machine coordination, and knowledge feedback.
Gateway to Big Data AnalysisIoT and big data relies on gateways, which connect sensors, machinery, and systems via fieldbus protocols and remote I/O.With real-time operating system, operators can grasp latest operational status while off-site managers can remotely monitor manufacturing process with virtual HMI via mobile devices.The IoT gateway allows the convergence of cyber and physical systems while transferring field data to the cloud for analytics.They allow predictive modelling and behavioural prediction, data fusion, and data mining, which stimulate smarter industrial applications.Gateway to Big Data Analysis