Industry 4.0

With so much noise around Industry 4.0 and contradicting definitions from one person to the next, it’s no surprise to see why so many schools and teachers don’t know where to begin in training students in the classroom. Toolkit is proud to be the undisputed leader in providing schools and industry professionals Industry 4.0 Training Solutions.

How does one identify the important topics and skills to cover in the classroom when there are so many areas and directions one could take?

Toolkit is here to help with this. Lean on us as you prepare your students for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and we will guide you with the industry’s most intuitive and most robust portfolio of Industry 4.0 training solutions on the market.

From smart devices, IO-link, collaborative and industrial robots, networking and communication protocols, mobile robots, Management Execution Softwares, Predictive Maintenance, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and more – training for a rapidly digitalizing and changing manufacturing world can be a daunting challenge.

History of i4o

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is a term for the current state of digital expansion seen across the globe and within every industry. It’s a new era that builds on and extends the impact of digitization in new and unanticipated ways. Industry 4.0 has been made possible by digitizing and automating the computerization of previous industrial revolutions through autonomous, cyber-physical systems and machine learning. Rapid disruptive advances in technology like artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, and 3D printing have created uncertainty and fear of increased unemployment and inequality.

Recent studies from McKinsey estimate that nearly 375 million workers may need to switch occupational categories as a result of the Industry 4.0. For advanced economies, up to one-third of the 2030 workforce in the United States and Germany, and nearly half in Japan may need to learn new skills and find other occupations. Jobs are not as cut and dry as they once were; most occupations require a set of varied skills and tasks. But rather than being replaced by robots, many jobs will see an increase in the amount of tasks which can be automated.

In fact, McKinsey found that less than 5% of global occupations can be replaced by automation. However, in about 60% of occupations, about a third of associated tasks could be automated, causing workers to either find new jobs or upgrade skills to meet demands.

Automation and Jobs

The low-skilled, repetitive jobs that are at highest risk for replacement through automation will also require new high-skilled positions focused on management, quality control, and require increased supervision. Cost savings in production could, in theory, be translated to reduced product price and thus increased demand, actually helping the economy. Which could potentially increase demand for partly automated occupations.

Toolkit prides itself on providing learners with the Industry 4.0 cyber physical training systems and certifications to prepare the next generation of the workforce.

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  • SMC Smart Innovative 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.

  • SMC Mechatronics + Industry 4.0 Learning System (M&I-400)

    The newest training system for developing skills in both Mechatronics and Industry 4.0 technologies. 

    SMC’s M&I-400 is a learning system designed for training on industrial technologies in mechatronics and industry 4.0, while being incredibly attractive and visually appealing. The industrial system makes it easy for students to attain industry’s most needed skills through exciting and practical activities, while also attracting students to learn these skills and technologies.

    Projects and activities can be carried out that motivate students to explore Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies while also learning important fundamental concepts related to Mechatronics.

    SMC’s M&I-400 emulates a highly automated factory, where different types of products are produced, packed and shipped. The M&I-400 training system makes it possible to work on advanced and connected manufacturing concepts.

    This system is aligned with SMC’s Industrial Certification Pathway for Industry 4.0.

  • Compact Industry 4.0 Fundamentals Training System

    Training equipment in mechatronics with Industry 4.0 technologies.

    Develop the skills most in demand for 4.0 technologies and be prepared for the new challenges presented by Industry 4.0.

    The FAS-200 SE I4.0 system offers professional training according to the industrial reality, simulating a real assembly process and including different technologies from Industry 4.0. This system consists of an automated flexible assembly cell with five different stages:  Assembly, Handling, Quality Inspection, Transfer, and Warehouse and Shipment.

  • SMC Flexible Manufacturing System – Industry 4.0

    The best just got better with this incredible training from SMC! SMC’s FMS-200 Special Edition Industry 4.0 takes the most popular industrial advanced mechatronics training system on the market for mechatronics and industrial troubleshooting training and combines it with advanced Industry 4.0 technologies for real-world, skills-driven training.

    The SMC Flexible Manufacturing System is used by countless companies and schools across the globe for real industry training.

  • Highly Automated Training System HAS-200

    Train your students with the same Industry 4.0 training system used by companies like Intel and Boeing for their workforce training!

    The HAS-200 SE i4o brings SMC’s industry leading technologies into a modular, customizable smart factory for education with training options in PLC programming, HMI programming, Management Execution Systems software, interconnected systems, smart devices, robotics, and more.

  • SMC Robot Training System RTS-200

    SMC is proud to bring this one-of-a-kind Robot Training Platform to schools for real world robot training!

    The RTS-200 training system provides participants with a hardware platform for performing hands-on development for robotic operations. The mobile platform includes various applications which can be quickly installed to provide advanced activities, expanding the learning objectives beyond simple pick and place functions. The design allows participants to advance from basic programming to integration of various technologies including electrical controls, pneumatics, controllers, artificial vision, sensors and more – all with simple drop-in training panels.

    Have multiple robots? The RTS-200 allows for multiple robot models and brands to be dropped in as well!

    SMC’s Partnership with Universal Robots allows students to get real-world certification on Universal Robots!

  • SMC Suitcase Robot Training System (Pelibot-200)

    SMC is proud to bring this one-of-a-kind Robot Training Platform to schools for real world robot training!

    The SMC Pelibot-200 is the world’s first portable robot training system housed in a compact, rugged suitcase. This allows for easy and safe transport to remote training locations, satellite campuses, recruiting events and more. Additionally, the rugged and compact storage case allows for robots to be easily stored when not in use. Classrooms limited on space particularly enjoy the compact footprint of the Pelibot-200.

    The SMC Portable Robot Training System includes the controller, workpieces, training activities, curriculum, and all required components for successful robotics training. Foam inserts allow for safe and organized storage for all components and workpieces.

    The Pelibot-200 is compatible with your choice of Universal Robot UR3e collaborative robot, Dobot, Mecademic, uFactory, or compact industrial robots.

     

  • 5-Station Smart Innovative Factory

    The 5-Station Configuration of the SMC SIF-400 takes a condensed yet robust look at hands-down 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 the production and supply chain – with a modular design of 14 interconnected stations for training and studies in connected systems, operational data and data analytics, IIoT, predictive and preventative maintenance, management execution software (MES), inventory tracking and control, cybersecurity, and more!

     

  • 4-Station Flexible Manufacturing System i4o

    The best just got better with this incredible training from SMC! The FMS-200 Special Edition Industry 4.0 takes the most popular industrial advanced mechatronics training system on the market and combines it with advanced Industry 4.0 technologies for real-world, skills-driven training for industry.

    The 4-Station Configuration brings classrooms a compact and expandable solution for hands-on Industry 4.0 training with built-in troubleshooting.

    Students will get industry-relevant hands-on training around the crucial skills demanded by manufacturing and industry. Industrial manufacturing skills student expect to receive include automation processes, safety, PLC programming, Distributed IO, smart devices, artificial vision, and more!

  • ABB Cobot FlexTrainer STEM Education Cell | GoFa Cobot

    Go Faster! Go Farther! Go Further! Go Train!

    We are thrilled to bring ABB’s newest collaborative robot training system – the ABB Cobot FlexTrainer with ABB’s newest collaborative robot, the GoFa, to education.

    The mobile training platform features a sleek design and various industry training applications. Paired beautifully via ABB RobotStudio, students can get hands-on training and virtual/digital solutions with AR/VR.

    Now certified and authenticated by STEM.org!

  • Omron Mobile Robot

    The Omron LD Mobile Robot is a self-navigating Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) designed for dynamically moving material in challenging environments that may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. Unlike traditional autonomously guided vehicles (AGVs), Omron Mobile Robot requires no facility modifications, such as floor magnets or navigational beacons, saving users deployment costs. 

     

  • ABB Fenceless FlexTrainer Robot Training System

    The new ABB Fenceless FlexTrainer Cart was designed specifically for education. To bring students face-to-face with one of industry’s leading robots.
    The hands-on training cart utilizes ABB’s IRB 1200 or IRB 1100 industrial robots for practical, industry-driven skills training. The fenceless collaborative design allows open site-lines to the robot, maintaining safety with an ABB safety sensor located at the bottom of the cell.
    Now Certified and Authenticated by STEM.org
    Other features of the FlexTrainer include:

    – ABB STEM Education Activity Tabletop (removable)

    – Electric Gripper EoAT

    – ABB 3D Printed STEM Education Activity Kit for hands-on training activities

    – SMC Linear conveyor system

    – HMI

    – Integrated vision

    – SMART Certification and Curriculum for STEM and Robotics

    – Large casters for easy transportation

    – Fits through a standard door