Michael Ford always has the answer, and this time, Eric asks the most profound of questions: what does the end state of Industry 4.0 really look like, and how close are we to achieving that? Michael offers his thoughtful perspective. “There is an evolution of the thinking about this topic… the end goal is having a factory unit that can deliver whatever we want, whenever we want. SMT manufacturing and mechanical assembly is an immensely complex activity. How on earth can we automate that,” he wondered. He then offers some details about how this is happening right now.
This discussion is well worth nine minutes of your time. Enjoy.