InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleRecommendations for Sustainability in Production from a Machine-Tool Manufacture
Primary AuthorJavier Diaz, IKERGUNE A.I.E.
Other Author(s) Carlos Toro; Inigo Barandiaran; Jorge Posada
Pages 269 - 276
Article ID sdm15-065
Publication Date 01-May-16

Recently, a paradigm called Industry 4.0 has brought important concepts that can contribute to environmental, economic and societal sustainability. Technologies like cyber-physical systems, cloud computing or visual analytics may be linked to bring transparency to industry increasing sustainability. However, to implement those technologies in machines and factories shop floors, some important subjects like sensor technologies, data gathering systems, virtual simulation or human factor have to be outlined. As a result of an initiative towards Industry 4.0, use examples of the abovementioned subjects, based on analysis over relevant industrial companies, have brought up difficulties related with the possibilities to implement the appropriate infrastructure to push in the so-called industry paradigm shift. As preliminary result of this initiatives, recommendations based on Etxe-Tar own experience, are given in order to get a clear view of the opportunities to achieve an optimum implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies and enable sustainable process.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015