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.
Expert Systems (AI)
Connected Machines (IoT)
New algorithms capable of ensuring that the entire process is fully guided by a control system based on software that enables the maintenance of the colour of the piece, and according to the interactions of the process, the variations of colour can be maintained over the time, which the ceramics industry has needed from the beginning.
It is based on predicting the behaviour of a manufacturing chain so that the connected elements behave in the best way possible to obtain the desired result.
A concept that connects the customers’ needs to the manufacturing processes as quickly as possible, enabling the manufacturing of a custom-made product through fully digital processes, at any time and in any part of the world on the basis of pre-established requirements.