SMC is a global manufacturer of advanced pneumatic control devices and IO-Link compatible products specifically developed for Industry 4.0.

SMC understand the need that manufacturers have to integrate machinery at component level to orchestrate a symphony that makes the man-machine collaboration tick. The company has developed a range of products that communicate via IO-Link. IO-Link allows the network communication and provides the smarts for sensor to be able to relay diagnostics and pass information upstream as well as receive information downstream.

These products contribute to solutions that increase overall equipment effectiveness, improve energy efficiency and assist in agile manufacturing – ultimately, improving production efficiencies and profitability.

SMC prides itself on walking the journey with its customers. The company has taken a practical approach to Industry 4.0 and developed a four-stage process to help implement these solutions. This process comprises: understanding the drivers for change, conducting a digital maturity check, identifying key enablers and developing a road map for deployment.

Contact SMC to find out more about the four-stage process.

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