Industry 4.0 Research Group
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The rapid growth of the population of the world, the reduction of natural resources, the emergence of globalization in commerce, competition, supply-demand balance, consumer demands, scientific and technological developments direct the industry towards a more dynamic process than the traditional structure. The industrial revolution, which began in the 18th century with the use of the steam engine in industry, has now reached a new milestone. This is known as the concept of “Industry 4.0” and the “4. Industrial Revolution”.
What is Industry 4.0? What components does it consist of? What are the advantages and areas of application? Industry 4.0 consists of the Internet of Things (IoT), the internet of services, and cyber-physical systems. It is built on top of six main principles: interoperability, virtualization, autonomous management, real-time capability, service orientation, and modularity. Industry 4.0 has very important advantages in industry, economy, and social life. The most important of these can be summarized as follows: increased productivity, significant reduction of costs, reduction of production times, minimizing manufacturing errors, ensuring flexible production, easy monitoring of the whole system, contributing to the use of fewer raw materials, acceleration of administrative decision processes.
In the concept of Industry 4.0, it is possible to communicate objects with each other, human/robot/machine/product interaction, instant collection, and processing of data. Industry 4.0 is undoubtedly expected to have serious implications for the sociological structure of society. As a result of the process, it is foreseen that there will be a transition from an information society to a super-smart society. This is also defined as “Society 5.0” as a concept. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be used in many industries, from the automotive industry to electronics, from the chemical industry to the medical-pharmaceutical, from the forest products (furniture, composites, paper, door-window-parquet, etc.) industry to the textile industry, from food to energy, from the aerospace industry to the machinery industry.
Industry 4.0 Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group established to carry out R&D and innovation studies in collaboration with industry, in addition to producing scientific studies in the fields outlined above.