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Atlas Copco, a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has made its contribution called the Smart Connected Assembly to Industry 4.0. With this new initiative, the group plans to address the increasing demands of high-quality products and new technologies, which will offer flexibility, data analytics, ergonomics, and energy efficiency. The Sweden-based company makes compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, etc.
“Smart Connected Assembly is about creating unique value by connecting together all the assembly-related processes. Assembly solutions are networked to each other and integrated into the production network. The data generated is the new raw material used when controlling and identifying improvement areas in and between the assembly processes,” Bhavin Pandya, General Manager, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd, said.
This Smart Connected Assembly can be summarised into six pillars of value, a framework created by the firm. They are, increased uptime, reduction in defects (by error-proofing), new product introduction (improving time to market), improved productivity, human factors, and reduction in energy use. The current launch is for select customers in and around Pune (by invitation). The company will roll out the same soon to other regions across India.