Aug 07,2018

Opportunities brought by industrial manufacturing to intelligent transformation

Recently, the Ministry of Science and Technology released the "Special Plan for Scientific and Technological Innovation in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Field of the "13th Five-Year Plan", strengthened the support for scientific and technological innovation of "Made in China 2025", promoted the industrial structure to move toward the middle and high-end, and strengthened the innovation of manufacturing industry, rebuilt new advantages of  manufacturing  to meet the needs of China's economic transformation and upgrading strategy. The "Special Plan" pointed out that during the "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan" period, the advanced manufacturing sector focused on the four major aspects of "system integration, intelligent equipment, manufacturing infrastructure and advanced manufacturing technology innovation demonstration projects", focusing on 13 key directions for key tasks, including non-standard automation equipment, additive manufacturing, laser manufacturing, intelligent robots, advanced manufacturing technology innovation demonstration projects.

This is another strong support of the Chinese government for the reform and development of the manufacturing industry following the " China Manufacturing 2025". Intelligent manufacturing has risen to the national strategic level. With the industrial technology reform, the latest technological means will flood into this field. Industrial manufacturing opportunities for intelligent transformation The 21st century is an era of "smart economy, smart world" led by green intelligent manufacturing. Since the German Federal Government proposed the "German Industry 4.0" strategy in 2013, governments and multinational manufacturing giants have taken precautions to accelerate the layout of their own manufacturing transformation. At present, the fourth industrial revolution dominated by smart manufacturing is sweeping the world.

Industrial Internet of Things Application Scene and System Construction

Wen Yanbing, director of the Department of Economics of Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics, said in an interview that smart manufacturing has the characteristics of strategic, high value-added, technology-intensive and leading role, and has many effects on economic growth. The performance is as follows: First, direct promotion, intelligent manufacturing has faster production efficiency, better product quality, greater scale effect, higher product value, and can quickly and directly produce various intermediate products and final products, directly increasing national production. Second, indirect action, intelligent manufacturing often integrates the entire product manufacturing process and industrial chain through information, communication, and industrial technology, and plays an important role in upstream and downstream enterprises and key industries. Third, it has a strong technology spillover.

To achieve intelligent manufacturing, flexible production is the most critical part, which is characterized by the emphasis on customer customization and customization. In theory, it is the connection of raw materials, factories, distribution and customers. The customer only needs to place an order, and the factory will automatically purchase the raw materials according to the customer's individual needs, arrange the production, and then deliver the goods directly to the customer. Among them, the Internet of Things is an important technical basis for realizing flexible production of industrial intelligent manufacturing. In intelligent manufacturing, each device is interconnected through the Internet of Things technology, and each enterprise interconnects through the Internet, ultimately achieving information data fusion; process design can be quickly matched, production processes can be flexibly adjusted, and ultimately personalized requirements can be quickly met; Value chain gains value, enterprise benefits are improved, and ultimately customers can get good service; resources can be properly applied, work and life can be balanced, and ultimately provide a scientific basis for decision makers.

The data shows that in 2015, China's smart manufacturing output value is about 1 trillion yuan, and it is expected to exceed 3 trillion yuan in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of about 20%. As Director Wen said, the rapid development of intelligent manufacturing will indirectly drive the prosperity of various industrial technologies. With the Internet of Things as the advanced technology for the intelligent transformation of intelligent manufacturing, the market will gradually enlarge as smart manufacturing continues to advance.