Technical service provider FMI ImProvia and software company Synadia have entered into a partnership to develop Industry 4.0 solutions. Together, they want to help the mechanical engineering and the manufacturing industries with the digitisation of their production and maintenance processes.
Under the heading of Industry 4.0, companies have an increasing need to link machines with information systems for production control. However, many companies do not have the correct IT infrastructure for this, explains Remi van Wijngaarden, founder and director of software company Synadia. “We can bridge the gap between the operational technology of the machines and the information technology, IT. By allowing digitised data to flow to and from the factory, companies can gain more control over the entire process.” Technical service provider FMI ImProvia is also looking for this control, says CEO Ronald van Gerwen. “We are good at complex mechanical engineering: management, motion and control. The trend in Industry 4.0 is that you must extract more data from those complex machines and interpret it at a higher abstraction level in order to do smarter things with it. We will therefore focus more on Industry 4.0; also think of smart robotics, the Internet of Things, digital twin, cloud and cybersecurity.”