Frequently Asked Questions

What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 encompasses IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and smart manufacturing. It combines physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better-connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

Industry 4.0 is all about doing things differently — introducing automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing.

Today’s Industry 4.0-outfitted factories are empowered to drive productivity and keeps costs down while ensuring quality and consistency across manufacturing processes globally.

What is Factory of the Future?

Far from just a concept based on longstanding aspirations of Industry 4.0, the Factory of the Future means going beyond the walls of production to optimize digital operations and transform the entire connected manufacturing ecosystem.

The goal is the "smart factory" with cyber-physical systems capable of autonomously exchanging information, triggering actions, and controlling each other independently.

This facilitates fundamental improvements to the industrial processes involved in manufacturingengineering, material usage, asset performance and management, and supply chain and lifecycle management.

Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence helps organizations improve business operations technology through the use of data tools and business analytics. Proper applications of business intelligence result in higher productivity and increased revenue by making informed and data-driven decisions. These strategic decisions promote the growth and prosperity of the entire organization.

Before Business Intelligence, organizations had to make critical decisions based on historical factors and intuition, which still left room for errors and problematic mistakes in judgment because of the lack of pertinent data.

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Data Managment?

Data management is the practice of gathering, storing, and utilizing data or information safely and efficiently.

Data management is important because it helps people and organizations optimize the use of data so that they can make strategic decisions and take specific actions that maximize the benefit to the organization and minimize any risks or shortfalls.

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Do I need to automate my processes?

Yes, the more time goes on, the more automation becomes a necessity. Not integrating automation would result in much slower production, worse quality control, and a more dangerous work environment.

For example, imagine never integrating computers, the internet, or any other digital elements into your operations, and how drastically difficult it would be to keep up with modern standards.

In the same way that digital technology revolutionized industrial operations in the 20th century, automation is proving to be the next step forward.

Ask yourself if you want to be ahead of the curve or falling behind.

How does data help my operations?

First and foremost, properly acquiring and analyzing data helps identify the root cause of problems, allowing corrective action to be taken to prevent ongoing issues.

You can maintain equipment better and manage operations in real-time with predictive data insights, which saves time, cuts expenses, and eliminates safety hazards in the long run.

Data also allows you to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and helps connect disparate elements of production so that teams can stay linked up across the factory or across the world.

Data helps visualize your operations’ information so that critical information is easier to identify and decipher, which improves quality control and efficiency as well as safety.

Without data, both production and business is a guessing game.

Who does InCentrik service?

Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Chemicals and Decontamination,   Discrete Manufacturing, Continuous and Batch Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Energy and Facilities, Pharmaceuticals, Agriculture, Hemp and CBD Manufacturing, or any other industry or business that would benefit from automation or SmartHub technology.

What is SmartHub?

SmartHub acts as one-stop shop for all applications in the manufacturing industry. This solution is designed as a single data structure to help business workflows, normal day-to-day structured processes, and add additional context to operational data.

SmartHub is a standardized management system tool that establishes a single centralized data structure for your business.

This solution establishes streamlined and efficient workflows that enables business visibility from the C-suite down to the shop floor.

The boundaries between production and management must disappear, and SmartHub along with other systems must form an integrated unit if businesses are to realize the growth opportunities presented by this new age of intelligent manufacturing.

SmartHub provides a range of innovative features, making our solution a one-of-a-kind management system tool.

This solution enables your manufacturing facility to bridge the gap between OT and IT to provide simple enough solution for easy adoption while maintaining world class IT security - combining manual functions and non-integrated systems together into one application.

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