When it comes to investing in new technologies, electronic manufacturers tend to be very sceptical. However it seems that the manufacturing landscape is going through a technological industrial revolution where businesses are looking to take the next steps for growth.
With so many new opportunities facing the industry, it can be challenging to narrow the field. For electronic manufacturers, the medium and long-term future presents opportunities from technological advances and growing market areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), digital manufacturing, and electric vehicles (EVs).
Discussions around the growth of digital manufacturing across electrical appliance supply chains range from simply automating parts and inventory replenishment from suppliers, through to a fully automated and digitized factory, and beyond to managing product use.
Digital manufacturing offers companies more personalized, customized products, and improved process efficiencies. It also promises to optimize inventory management, logistics, and productivity. BSI’s IoT community is focused on shaping new opportunities and best practices, as well as increasing confidence and trust to benefit the wider market. The community connects IoT buyers and suppliers across multiple industries and applications.
We’ve also invested in the capability to provide independent verification of security and interoperability for connected devices, through a purpose-built IoT laboratory.
With the increased presence of IoT technology in manufacturing scenarios has led to the development of international standards around compatibility requirements and models for devices within industrial IoT systems.
BSI is working with key partners to develop standards and recommendations to help manufacturers operate in a more connected and digital manner while overcoming barriers to adoption.
Important issues include the interoperability of machines and data, determining the type and format of shared information, as well as the greater adoption of data-centric business models to inform decision-making. Standards will aid electrical device design in an ever-more connected and collaborative environment - as well as support improved IP governance and security.
Our latest report ‘High Performance’ explores the discipline of controlling emissions of, and immunity to, electromagnetic disturbances (EMC). The report highlights how key EMC standards can prevent errors and the incorrect operation of electronic devices, and safety systems, which could lead to the increased health and safety risks of consumers.
The High Performance report also covers:
- Electromagnetic compatibility and testing
- Power considerations in appliance design
- Standards and opportunity: connected manufacturing, IoT and electric vehicles
Download the report now.