Ceramics 4.0

Tools for the Digital Transformation of the Ceramic Sector

FROM INDUSTRY 4.0 TO CERAMICS 4.0

Ceramic industry is currently facing one of the most important changes in its recent history. The digital transformation of the companies offers a deeper knowledge of the customer to develop new ways of work that provide solutions in shorter time cycles. This new paradigm allows us to take quicker decisions and connecting better all the elements of the production chain.

Digit-S has gone a step beyond, developing a new concept about what will be “Ceramics 4.0”, which connects, in an agile way, the needs of customers with the production processes. This allows the companies to create anytime and anywhere customized products thanks to digital technologies.

This new concept “Ceramics 4.0” is based on predicting the behavior of the production process so that the connected elements behave in the best way to obtain the desired result.

As a result of this new concept, Digit-S has developed KROME Suite, a software package to control the whole digital decoration process. It give us the control over the final result of the design, so when a product is developed, we do it thinking about the application of each part that will compose the final tile, from the glaze, to the inkjet decoration, and finally the protection used, so that we obtain the desired product, and also, depending on the interactions of the process, it is allowed to maintain the tone of the model over time.

WHAT IS CERAMICS 4.0?

Take advantage of new technology to create better products, with greater added value and lower costs.

Big Data

Collection and analysis of data to improve and speed up decision making.

Expert Systems (AI)

Artificial intelligence systems to improve the quality of the products and the productivity of the plants.

Connected Machines (IoT)

Digitalization of the physical world by interconnecting the machines in virtual spaces to improve the efficiency of these.

BENEFITS

Automation

New algorithms capable of making the process fully guided by a software-based control system that maintains the color and aesthetic characteristics of the ceramic product.

Predictability

It is based on predicting the behavior of the manufacturing chain thanks to the interconnected elements collaborating with each other to obtain the desired result.

Offshoring

A concept that connects the needs of the clients with the manufacturing processes, allowing to manufacture a product tailored to each client through totally digital processes, at any time and anywhere in the world.