Industry 4.0 is a concept encompassing radical changes with respect to traditional industry, in which technology and digitalization play a pivotal role.
Ferrovial Services has achieved numerous digitalization milestones in order to enhance industrial processes with its clients. Specifically, the company is developing various technologies in industrial processes at clients such as Alestis, Iberia and Ford.
“We are currently in the midst of a new industrial revolution — what we call Industry 4.0 — involving the convergence of a range of new technologies: data analysis, IoT, robotics, automation, virtual and augmented reality, and new communication means”
Enhancing industrial processes with Industry 4.0 solutions:
- Technology for the logistics sector: Through its logistics subsidiary Maviva, Ferrovial Services has developed solutions such as a robot adapted for windshield assembly, which provides for excellent levels of productivity. The organization also has a 3D laboratory to carry out controls in pursuit of the highest quality in parts.
- Automation in the aeronautical industry: the company’s project with Alestis Aerospace is based on automating the production of carbon fiber parts for use in the Airbus A320 This results in a semi-automation that combines robotics and digitalization with human workers.
- Digitalization of industrial assets: Broadspectrum, via its subsidiary ICD, is using asset digitalization to create digital twins of buildings, plants and assets. These accurate representations can be used to create asset databases, as-built plans and immersive 3D simulations, with the aim of correcting errors and improving processes.
- Energy management to reduce costs: At its Energy Control Center, the company integrates telemetry systems installed in facilities, data storage in a proprietary database, and energy management software. This solution enables it to manage more than 4,000 supply points and 2,500 telemetry devices in Spain, the US and Australia.