In recent years, there is very intense talk about the 4th Industrial Revolution called Industry 4.0. This era brings close binding between digitization of products' design and production processes to provide companies even more flexible. Also producers can easier respond for new business trends and are able to offer new types of "complementary" services for their market segment. Our products are considered as the basis of our customers' core business applications and on the other hand customers recognize those as real tools of Industry 4.0. Therefore supporting standards and processes' unification are our natural way during continuous development of the IPESOFT D2000, its modules and functions. We have written more about Industry 4.0 in our blogs and articles regarding new D2000 features and IoT support.
A few days ago, we published interesting articles regarding possibilities of communication and data processing from FANUC industrial robots. The following data can be used to monitor robots operation and it can be used for real-time predictive maintenance:
Also we have described the various communication options that can be set up according to your own preferences. We have focused on communication via Service Request Transport Protocol (SRTP), which is supported by GE Fanuc's intelligent platforms (now part of GE Automation & Controls).
We believe that our IPESOFT D2000 product is evolving in the right direction and provides necessary features and capabilities for our customers to provide support of solving their coming challenges.