The globalization process imposes high requirements on the products and services provided by manufacturing companies. The relatively recent term “Industry 4.0” was introduced in 2011 as a future project in the “High-Tech Strategy” originated by the Federal Government of Germany and has since become an internationally indispensable keyword that dominates political, economic and scientific processes worldwide.
Regardless of whether we are talking about “Industry 4.0” or the “Internet of Things / IoT”, the progressive digitalization is recognized on a global scale, not least because the fourth industrial revolution is associated with untapped potential and a significant competitive advantage in all industrial sectors.
What do we at FAM mean by these keywords?
Digitization and process automation solutions have long become standard in the FAM Group designs allowing our customers to produce safely and flexibly. Depending on customer requirements, we provide semi-automatic and fully automated systems and machines, such as scrapers, spreaders, ship loaders, bucket wheel excavators etc., which:
Before the control technology is delivered to customer, intensive Advanced Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) are conducted to ensure that security and functionality are first tested in a virtual environment.
The processing of materials with widely varying properties (chemical compositions or grain sizes) requires thorough homogenization in order to effectively carry out downstream processes.
As more and more raw materials come from the world’s most diverse deposits, companies in the relevant industries need to continuously identify and process different quantities, types and properties of the materials supplied. This slows down the uniform processes and requires the stockpile loading and unloading to be performed using the most modern methods and technologies.
The FAM Smart Storage System serves for the optimization of the material handling with the following advantages for the customer:
The FAM Smart Storage solution originates from a single source: machines (mechanics and electrics), technology, interaction and organization.
The FAM tele-service solution is designed to provide remote access to the control technology of the equipment in order to support and maintain the plant control programs using advanced communication techniques.