Industry 4.0 Smart Factory Training System
Take a look at the most remarkable, fully-connected Industry 4.0 Training Platform on the market for hands-on training, exploration, and research in advanced manufacturing industries: SMC’s SIF-400. SMC’s Industry 4.0 Smart Innovative Factory reproduces an industrial, cyber-physical smart factory – in both production applications and supply chain applications – for a school to provide real-world advanced manufacturing training. The training system is a modular design comprised of 14 interconnected stations for hands-on training and research of connected systems, operational data and data analytics, IIoT, predictive and preventative maintenance, management execution software (MES), inventory tracking and control, cybersecurity, and more. This system is aligned with SMC’s Industrial Certification Pathway for Industry 4.0.  

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The SMC SIF-400 is the most capable, state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 training system on the market today. Emulating a real-world, Industry 4.0 Smart Factory, the SIF-400 provides learners with an industrial, hands-on training platform for advanced studies in modern automation and manufacturing. It is a modular training system, whereby each Smart Factory station can be operated independently or connected to others for more advanced processes.

The SIF-400 Smart Factory Training System does more than simply simulate industrial processes – it recreates a highly advanced Cyber Physical System in your very classroom.

Comprised of up to 14 modular plug+play stations, the system carries out a complete industrial process where users place custom orders, and the automated system completes various tasks such as production, boxing, palletizing, wrapping, storing, dispatching, and recycling, all while generating, storing, tracking, and analyzing data in a robust MES software.

Stages 1 + 2: Assembly and Production Process

The assembly process is comprised of 6 non-sequential stations, where the containers are filled with solid and liquid materials, covered, labelled and stored. Additionally, the customized product feeding station, SIF-404 allows the filling of containers with materials produced in processes external to the factory, such as: 3D printing, milling, turning, and much more.

Stage 3: Logistics

The logistics block consists of 6 stations, including the recycling and raw materials stations.The containers are placed in secondary packs that, sequentially, are transferred to the palletizing station, after which the pallets are labelled for shipment.

Stage 4: AMR Autonomous Robot “Helper”

An autonomous vehicle or Autonomous Mobile Robot carries out the internal transport of materials at the request of the user.

The mobile robot process can be as simple or complex as desired. Looking for a mobile robot “helper”? Perfect. Looking for a mobile robot to tend a CNC machine and transport goods as part of a supply chain operation? Let’s do it.

SIFMES-400: Management Execution System Software

The MES software allows the user to control and manage the SIF-400 system, storing and monitoring all process data. It is structured in four blocks:

  1. Management: manages resources, plans and triggers orders into the system.
  2. Movement: defines the physical layout of the system, logic and traceability of the system.
  3. Supervision: monitors alarms and the status of each station
  4. Administration: management of users, the database, and disturbances

A variety of users can log in with different functions available to them:

  • Customer
  • Instructor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Plant Operator
  • Quality Supervisor
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Logistics Supervisor

After logging in, the user has certain permissions depending on the assigned role; several people can work simultaneously with the same role.

Skills Development and Competencies

The SIF-400 is the Pinnacle of Industry 4.0 Training – capable of teaching fundamental, required i4o skills such as the physical hardware that makes up Industry 4.0, to programming, controls, data analytics, communication, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, and enterprise systems.

  1. Operation, Programming and Maintenance
  2. Mechatronics and Integrated Systems
  3. Smart Sensors and Smart Devices – IO Link, Protocols, and more
  4. Automation Systems and Robotics
  5. Enterprise Systems, Data Monitoring, and Data Analytics
  6. Network Communications and Security
  7. Data Acquisition via the cloud
  8. Collaborative and Industrial Robot Installation, Integration, Programming and Operation
  9. Mobile Robotics Mapping, Integration, and Safety
  10. Manufacturing Cybersecurity

Learning Outcomes

  • Industry 4.o Fundamentals and Processes
  • Industrial Communications and Protocols
  • Industry 4.o and Cyber Physical System Design, Layouts, and Contextual Organization/Structure
  • Management Execution Software (SIFMES-400): Inventory Flow, Creating Orders, Managing Orders, Supply Chain Monitoring, Quality Control, etc
  • Data Analytics
  • PLC Programming and Engineering
  • Industrial Robotics and Collaborative Robots
  • Mobile Robotics and AGVs
  • Identification Systems (RFID, NFC, QR, etc)
  • Smart Sensors and IO-Link
  • Custom API Creation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning

SMC’s Smart Factory Training System includes…



SMC Industrial Certifications Pathways for Industry 4.0

SMC Certified Industry 4.0 Specialist (CI4S)

The most comprehensive Industry 4.0 pathway available on the market, and the most encompassing certification available on the SMC Industry Certification Pathway.

Including topics and micro credentials from all Specialist Areas, learners are expected to attain skills in Industry 4.0, Automation, Fluid Power, Mechanical, Robotics, and Mechanical.

The Certified Industry 4.0 Specialist certification prepares and documents an individual’s skill proficiency in competencies related to advanced Industry 4.0 system found in modern industrial facilities. Completion of this credential indicates satisfactory skill verification required to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair Industry 4.0 and associated integrated systems.

The CI4S Certificate is achieved by completing the underlying technician credentials and demonstrating mastery via written and hands-on skills assessments. The following list indicates the technician level credentials along with a description of each.

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