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The Future of Manufacturing Today:

Smarter, Cleaner and Flexible 

The future is here. Industry 4 solutions offer increased productivity while maintaining your values. Today’s modern manufacturing combines smart, data driven solutions and lean principles that radically improve your processes, enabling new levels of productivity.  

From the supply chain to the factory floor, Enginuity harnesses the full potential of Industry 4.0 technologies, allowing businesses to take control of their own improvement. 

Industry 4.0 consulting services

Industry 4.0 allows for real-time decision making, enhancing quality and consistency while reducing operational expenses and downtime. 

Get The Most Out of Your Machines 

Industry 4.0 ensures your machines work for you. Competent, integrated and aligned, today’s new manufacturing systems ensure consistent, scalable, and sustainable results. 

Enginuity helps you seamlessly integrate these modern processes into your current systems, making precision adjustments that benefit everyone from the factory floor to the market. 

Starting from scratch? We’re also well versed in creating processes that have never been built before, from the ground up.   

We are a Certified Automation Integrator.

Enginuity does automation differently. We are supply chain agnostic, identifying and working with the right technology partner that fits your needs. We forge strong and lasting relationships with the best technology to ensure fitness for purpose in everything we do. We train our staff in the latest systems and stay ahead of the innovation curve.

Ignition 8.1 Certification | Inductive Automation

Enginuity is currently the only Ignition Certified Integrator in Nova Scotia. However, we take pride in being able to work anywhere in the world.

IoT Certified Opto Partner | Opto 22

If you’re looking to do preventive maintenance, advanced data analytics, increase operational efficiencies, and reduce costs, then an IoT solution might be for you. Enginuity is proud to be one of the few Opto 22 IoT Certified Partners in Canada.

What is industry 4.0 and how is it changing manufacturing?

 

Industry 4.0 is the term used to describe the integration of IoT technology and manufacturing. This new era of manufacturing is characterized by a shift from traditional mass production to a more personalized approach that relies on data and analytics.

Industry 4.0 represents a major change for organizations in the manufacturing space, and it is opening up new opportunities for those who are willing to embrace it. One of the key benefits of Industry 4.0 is that it allows organizations to collect and analyze data on their manufacturing processes in real-time. This information can be used to make improvements to the process, optimize resources, and reduce waste.

 

Our Core Industry 4.0 Specialties

Enginuity’s Industry 4.0 consulting services take a holistic, and sustainable approach by implementing energy-efficient smart systems and optimizing resource use through advanced analytics. Our experience in Industry 4.0 implementation spans sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, energy, logistics, etc.

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Greenfield Planning, Simulation, and Solutions

We take greenfield planning to the next level by incorporating data-driven simulations that evaluate various manufacturing scenarios. This approach allows us to visualize and compare multiple configurations, optimizing for future challenges right from the start.

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Brownfield Revitalization With Simulations, Adjustments, & Operations

We use simulations to identify opportunities in your production process and workflows. This process pinpoints potential areas for enhancement within your existing setups, applying detailed real production data to enhance workflow and operational efficiency. 

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Revitalizing Legacy Systems

Our Condition Monitoring Packages are intelligently designed add-ons, giving a fresh lease of life to legacy equipment. Without altering the foundational machine, monitor health, efficiency, and power consumption via an intuitive dashboard accessible from anywhere.

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Advanced Operational Oversight: SCADA Solutions

With SCADA solutions, achieve a comprehensive bird’s-eye view of operations. These advanced systems excel in real-time data capture and thorough analysis, offering unmatched oversight across various diverse industries.

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Leading Edge Simulations: Digital Twin Modeling

By creating virtual replicas of physical assets or processes, we offer real-time insights, simulations, and unparalleled foresight into operational trajectories that significantly boosts efficiency, reduces downtime, and cuts maintenance costs.

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Production with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing within Industry 4.0 empowers manufacturers to rapidly prototype, reduce waste, and lower costs. This cutting-edge approach accelerates time-to-market, and enables intricate components to be built quickly.

Clients We’ve Worked With

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Product Development

Everything you need to get your product development done quickly, creatively, and on budget.

Industrial & Marine

Helping you develop reliable engineering solutions for harsh environment offshore operations.

Aerospace & Defence

Providing safe, controlled and reliable engineering for Aerospace and Defence projects.

Our Industry 4.0 Team’s Strength

Focused on discrete manufacturing, our Industry 4.0 team champions digital transformation to overcome production bottlenecks and pinpoint inefficiencies in real time to turn challenges into optimization opportunities.

Aerospace and Defense Program Manager at Enginuity

Dan Hill

Program Manager – Industry 4.0

One would be hard pressed to find an individual as passionate about his work as Dan. This fine fellow has planted one MILLION trees. Yes, you read that right, ONE million trees. New Brunswick saw Dan leave to spend his spring and summers amidst the blackflies of the clearcuts of western Canada, planting trees to support his snowboard habit and pay his university tuition.

Putting a million trees in the ground, one inevitably learns about the “economy of motion”- an exercise that allows the practitioner to fine tune every single movement and breath completely. This efficiency and precision measuring ingrained itself effortlessly into his DNA.

It was there, working the most gruelling of jobs, Dan learned the most important component of production, the human component. This aesthetic informs every aspect of his work as he leads the Industry 4.0 Program at Enginuity.

Returning to academics, Dan graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Having always had a heart for manufacturing, the young engineer took to Vancouver and applied his education in a snowboard manufacturing company – very apropos.

The company soon moved operations overseas in search of profitability; this event would further inform Dan’s approach and sensibilities. His next position would find him offering a tenure to the nuclear power industry, helping design the factory to make reactor core components, establishing processes, and analysing flow for each component and assembly.

His next role brought him to Nova Scotia, filling the role of manufacturing engineer for aerospace impresarios, Stelia Aerospace (formerly Composites Atlantic), making components for the Boeing 787, the first composite commercial aircraft. His work with the Lunenburg, NS company would result in a significant contribution to revenue.

Equally comfortable delving into both greenfield and brownfield projects, Dan (and the Industry 4.0 team) are equally adept at designing new systems or refining operations to new levels of performance.

His uncanny ability to identify bottlenecks, is a marvel to behold, as he demonstrates by continually improving everything with his grasp.

These attributes, honed and sharpened, allow you to identify and develop opportunities in your process that may not be apparent at first glance. Rest assured; Enginuity’s Industry 4.0 team will get your there.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is commonly defined as the fourth industrial revolution sweeping the globe, fundamentally transforming the way industries operate. More precisely, it envisions a future of ‘smart factories,’ where augmented workers leverage advanced digital technologies to create intelligent products.

The primary aim of Industry 4.0 is to enhance value creation, optimizing processes through seamless integration of these technologies.

2. How can Enginuity help implement Industry 4.0 in my company?

Our team has a rich history of steering companies of all sizes through the waves of industry 4.0 transformation. Whether you’re in manufacturing, healthcare, or any sector in between, we’ve had experince in successfully completing projects in all across Canada from atlantic to pacific.

The Gartner Hype Cycle in the image? That’s our map, and as one of the leading Industry 4.0 solution providers, we are here to help your company climb out of the trough of disillusionment and soar to the heights of productivity.

Enginuity - Gartner Hype Cycle

3. What are some of the advantages of adopting Industry 4.0 and IoT technology?

Industry 4.0 is helping to create new jobs in the manufacturing sector, as well as providing opportunities for existing employees to upskill. There is no doubt that Industry 4.0 is radically changing the landscape of manufacturing, and those who are able to adapt will be well-positioned for success in the future.

Improved productivity and efficiency

Industry 4.0 helps increase your  productivity while reducing your operating costs. Industry 4.0 technologies can help you to automate your processes, connect your machines and devices, and collect and analyze data. These advantages rely on the speed of execution that comes from machine-driven processes.

A flexible manufacturing process

Industry 4.0 technology gives your organization the capability to easily configure your IoT systems to scale up or scale down to meet the demands of your organization. The customization that comes with Industry 4.0 also means that organizations can easily make changes to refine a product process or try something new.

Increased profitability

Industry 4.0 gives your organization the ability to shift demand to maintain profitability during slow or peak times. This technology also has the advantage of a much lighter labour load for the same volume of manufacturing in most cases. 

4. What are the nine technologies that are driving Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 marks a seismic shift in the way we produce, process, and harness information. It’s a fusion of advances that blurs the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. Here are the nine key technologies driving this revolution:

  1. Big Data and Analytics: These tools sift through vast amounts of data to unearth insights that drive smarter, strategic decision-making and optimize operational performance.
  2. Autonomous Robots: These robots streamline processes by performing tasks autonomously, enhancing efficiency and precision within industrial operations.
  3. Simulation: Simulation technology provides valuable foresight, enabling companies to anticipate outcomes and refine systems for maximum efficiency.
  4. System Integration: Horizontal and vertical integration of processes ensures seamless operations, creating a cohesive and responsive manufacturing environment.
  5. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): IIoT connects devices and systems, facilitating intelligent, real-time decision-making that improves overall operational efficiency.
  6. Cybersecurity: Essential for protecting vital data and systems as digitalization increases, robust cybersecurity measures are crucial for maintaining operational integrity.
  7. The Cloud: Cloud computing offers scalable, flexible resources that support rapid, resilient responses to changing industrial demands.
  8. Additive Manufacturing: This technology revolutionizes production by allowing for customization and complex designs, reducing material waste and production time.
  9. Augmented Reality (AR): AR enhances the interface between humans and machines, improving manual and cognitive tasks with real-time data visualization and interactive guidance.

Collectively, these technologies are not just advancing individual processes but are revolutionizing entire industries, paving the way for enhanced growth and efficiency in the era of Industry 4.0.

    5. What role do people play in this Industrial Revolution?

    People play a crucial role in the success of the Industry 4.0 revolution. They are at the heart of any organization, and effectively managing the cultural shift is essential for navigating this transition.

    As Industry 4.0 automates low-value, repetitive tasks, the focus shifts to reskilling and upskilling employees. This transformation involves transitioning roles from basic equipment operators to more technically skilled equipment technicians, enabling staff to support and maximize the benefits of new technologies.

    Training and development become key components, ensuring that the workforce is equipped to adapt and thrive in this new industrial landscape.

    6. When is a good time to start?

    The best time to start is now! Don’t try to eat the whole elephant at once; let’s tackle this one bite at a time. We’re the crew that can guide you through this transformation with simple, manageable steps. 

    Initiating your organization’s digital transformation journey early allows you to capitalize on emerging opportunities sooner than others. Leaders who seize these opportunities enjoy a competitive advantage compared to those that are later to adopt.

    7. Is Industry 4.0 the same as smart manufacturing?

    Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing are closely related concepts and are often used interchangeably, but there are nuances to consider. Industry 4.0 is a broader term that encompasses a range of technologies and concepts that drive the fourth industrial revolution, including smart manufacturing.

    Smart manufacturing is one of the pillars of Industry 4.0, specifically focusing on using interconnected and intelligent systems to optimize manufacturing processes. It involves the integration of various advanced technologies such as IoT, AI, and machine learning to create a fully integrated, automated, and optimized production workflow.

    So, while smart manufacturing is a core component of Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 itself extends into other domains such as supply chain management, product lifecycle management, and other industrial processes beyond just manufacturing.

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