The term Industry 4.0 refers to a particular type of automation that integrates new technologies to improve productivity, and analytics and communication between different machineries. The elements on which the concept of Industry 4.0 is based are Cyber-physical Systems (CPS), i.e. high-automation and collaborative systems that interact with the physical environment within which they operate through a dedicated infrastructure.
Decentralized technologies for collaboration between machineries and machineries and users (Smart Factories), advanced IT infrastructures (Smart Services) and optimized waste reduction systems (Smart Energy) are the tools that aim to improve working conditions, productivity and the quality of production processes.
Since this type of solutions allows an improvement of the whole system, in recent years there has been increasing attention to these issues both at European and national level with the Industry 4.0 Plan.
The philosophy behind our work, focused on the quality of the process and on the sustainable use of resources, has allowed us to go this way by designing systems consistent with the requirements of Industry 4.0 and its incentive opportunities.