03 Jul Technologies 4thefuture
The Tapio platform and Makor innovation in the industry 4.0
Factories are changing rapidly, because the times impose fast changes. Industry 4.0 is not just an acronym, but a process that involves production, making it more automated and interconnected, and that will also change the way we use our products.
At this epochal change Makor arrives already prepared at the starting blocks, through a journey of continuous product innovation and a logic of investments that looks to the future of woodworking.
If industry 4.0 will have a profound impact on industrial production, and in people’s lives, it will do so following four well-defined guidelines:
- use of data;
- the study of analytics;
- the interaction between man and machine;
- additive manufacturing intended as robotics, machine-to-machine interactions, and new technologies.
The development of data usage will lead to a centralization of information and its conservation; the use of analytics will give value to the single data collected by investing in “machine learning” (the possibility of a single machine to improve its performance by learning from the data collected during work); the interaction between man and machine will guarantee greater productivity at work; while additive manufacturing will store energy, optimize costs, make performance more efficient, improve the final product.
Makor’s latest generation machines contain the spirit and adopt the lines of this revolution.
- they can be controlled by CNC (Computer Numerical Control) and/or PLC (Programmable Logic Controller);
- they can be interconnected to the factory computer systems with remote uploading of instructions and/or part programs;
- they have an automated integration with the logistics system of the factory or with the supply network and/or with other machines in the production cycle;
- they have a simple and intuitive interface between man and machine;
- they respond to the latest parameters of safety, health, and hygiene at work;
- they can be equipped with systems of remote maintenance and/or remote diagnosis and/or remote control;
- they allow continuous monitoring of the working conditions and process parameters through appropriate sets of sensors and adaptability to process drifts.
The high degree of digitization of Makor Group’s woodworking machines can allow their connection, through a network, to a customer’s cloud platform, and the management and communication of large amount of data that can then be reprocessed to ensure advanced, performing, economical services and greater profitability.
But this innovation process carried out by Makor is also composed of another fundamental piece: the partnership with Tapio.
Tapio is the first worldwide digital platform that covers the entire production process of the wood industry. It is a technology that combines the know-how of machine construction, service, software, and consulting and makes it available to companies of all sizes all over the world.
Tapio has been designed to facilitate work, offering standardized solutions, for the most diverse production levels, that make processes more efficient, faster, and more reliable.
This digital area offers open interfaces to all partners, customers, and technologies: this allows the integration of older machines as well as software solutions from our partners and products from other manufacturers.
The collected data is transformed by Tapio into intelligence to be used for the benefit of the wood industry companies.
All this information generates investments for the future, guarantees value to your company, and allows Makor Group to remain at the forefront of the development and production of machinery.