Forcam witnesses breathtaking change: In the Internet of
Things (IoT), things transform to data and algorithms define everything. A
megatrend of this digital revolution is the platform. First came Apple iTunes
(today: App Store), then many more (Amazon, Ebay, Google, Facebook, Flickr,
Instagram, Microsoft Azure Cloud, Netflix, SnapChat, Spotify, Twitter,
This platform trend has also taken hold of the Industrial
Internet of Things, IIoT. Internationally, more than a dozen providers of IIoT
platforms are at the start. The consulting firm ISG has analyzed the most important
providers. ISG-White Paper
Three criteria make up a IIoT platform
Firstly, it seamlessly and quickly links all
machine types as well as production and planning (shop and top floor).
Second, it is turnkey and has pre-installed key
factory applications such as Track & Trace.
Thirdly, it works vendor-independent and allows
companies to freely and openly integrate third-party systems to create a
completely individual IT landscape.
Alexa, Cortana and other voice controls can be integrated
into an IIoT platform in just a few hours, as with the FORCAM FORCE ™ solution,
the world’s first turnkey and fully scalable cloud platform solution. Now there
is an initial example chat bot for the Smart Factory, based on the world’s
first open programming interface for smart manufacturing, FORCE Bridge.
Maintaining competitiveness in
the global market environment means producing more efficiently than others. That
is why Lean Manufacturing philosophies and Continuous Improvement is at the
core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution including German concepts like
Industry 4.0. The very goal is to reduce downtime, errors and scrap to a
minimum – or eliminate them all together.
FORCAM delivers the right tool
for the job: Advanced Shop Floor Management Technology, the new product suite
FORCAM FORCE™. Uniform, robust communications are part of the necessary
infrastructure for modern business systems and 21st century analysis and
decision-making. FORCAM’s newest technology solution, FORCAM FORCE™, harmonizes
all manufacturing operations from to the top — to the shop floor and across
the global supply chain and enterprise creating the transparent factory
Production can easily be
monitored and live data gathered during actual operation. This data is not only
fed back into any connected ERP system but can also be accessed by authorized
personnel from any mobile device or tablet. This way any deviation from the target
can be addressed and corrected in real time to ensure a more efficient and
leaner production process.
Advanced Shop Floor Management
Technology not only empowers the shop floor and retains jobs but also
positively impacts national economies and the environment.
Benefits of the FORCAM Solution:
Smart Data: Reliable
and Objective Analysis
Downtimes, Cycle Times
Increase: Capacity on
Performance Indicators (KPI’s), Utilization, and Performance