March 17, 2020
by Tracy Lustyan and Dean Zerbe
Published in The Tube & Pipe Journal
“Automate your production sequence step by step and gain more freedom…Networked, you see more, know more, and get the best out of your production.”
These words are used by TRUMPF Inc. in its TruConnect promotional video in discussing its Smart Factory customized solutions. What makes these words so powerful, particularly for those in the world of manufacturing, is that gaining more freedom and obtaining the best results from production are critical to this sector’s growth.
As the U.S. workforce moves toward digitization, technologies such as TruConnect have become the catalyst for Industry 4.0, which emphasizes connectivity of various, formerly segregated manufacturing processes.
Industry 4.0 has been heralded as the fourth revolution […]