The 4.0 business perspective goes far beyond the automatization of industrial processes. It is a business management model that involves the use of innovative and useful systems for production. It connects physical and digital systems, complex analytics through big data and real-time adaptations.
PND has been able to meet this challenge, by investing in capital goods, functional to the technological and digital transformation of production processes.
Valerio De Caro
We talked about this with Valerio De Caro, PND's sales manager for the Italian market, who already in 2018 oversaw the implementation of new industrial equipment, complying with the guidelines of the innovation plan. "The Industry 4.0 Plan is a great opportunity for all companies that want to seize the opportunities related to the fourth industrial revolution. In fact, it provides a series of measures that are systematic and complementary, which can facilitate investments for innovation and competitiveness."
Here's how PND has been looking to the future:
"Our machines," De Caro continued, " which are mostly mechanical, are equipped with an electrical panel over which the machine boot and belt controls are located. The interface is managed through a touch panel, which provides the customer with information such as, for example, the start and end of the daily activity, the processing speed, and the amount of scrap given by gross weight. The machine will then be equipped with PLC- HMI- Remote Control for data reading, which will be managed by the customer via its own LAN network."
"We have not only embraced the use of industrial automation, but also added interconnected intelligent machines that can re-enter the circuit. The advantages," continued the sales manager, "are increased flexibility and productivity, more speed by means of innovative technologies, better quality with less waste, and greater product competitiveness.