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Ieee Access Special Section Editorial: Key Technologies for Smart Factory of Industry 4.0

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  • Jiafu Wan
  • Min Xia
  • Jun Hong
  • Zhibo Pang
  • Bharat Jayaraman
  • Fangyang Shen
Article number8643705
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>20/02/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Access
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)17969-17974
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


A booming global economy and demand for customized products has led to a buyers’ market outweighing a sellers’ market in the manufacturing industry. This means that a deeper conversion towards manufacturing structures to handle the increasing production complexity should be studied. With an increased adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), realization of smart factory will become possible. The smart factory can provide a solution for handling the complexity through the establishment of intelligent products and production processes.