Industry 4.0

Manufacturing challenges are bigger
than ever before.

So is the opportunity.

Manufacturers today face steep customer expectations, thinning margins, lack of qualified workforce, and unreliable supply chains – all at once. Fortunately, we live in the digital era. Our times enable integration of unprecedented information into industrial manufacturing processes. This means faster and better decision making capabilities. What used to depend on guesstimates and take us months can now be driven by data and happen within hours.

Welcome to Industry 4.0

RIT’s Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program is designed to prepare Small and Medium Enterprises in New York State for the fourth industrial revolution. Our experienced engineers look at the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0 in the context of company’s strategic objectives and desired benefits. This helps us translate the buzzwords like Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data, and Machine Learning into tangible bottom-line improvements.

How Can We Help You?

  • Digital Maturity Assessments – Determining your digital maturity level and transformation priorities
  • Development and Implementation of digital tools: robotics, data analytics, industrial internet of things, machine learning for part identification and quality assessment
  • Data integration between machines, sensors and systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution System software selection
  • Mapping process flows to identify automation opportunities
  • Automation strategies and technologies

Funding Available to Work With Us

Significant funding assistance is available to cover the cost for us to work with New York State companies on advanced manufacturing projects.

Funding for RIT’s Industry 4.0 program is provided by the New York State Department of Economic Development.

Contact RIT’s I4.0 Technical Program Manager, Gerry Hurley, using the form below to discuss how we can help take your company to the next level.

What We Offer

Digital Maturity Assessments

Prioritization Guidance

Technology Deployment

Technical program manager at RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability describes how the Industry 4.0 Transition Assistance Program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is helping New York manufacturers move forward on digitization.

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Industry 4.0 Overview Short Video Series

To help you get an introductory understanding of Industry 4.0 through demonstrations, a set of short videos were created by RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Each video is less than 5 minutes. Topics include Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Part Tracking Systems like RFID, Vision Systems for part identifications using meshing vision and machine learning, Robotics, and Dashboards using Grafana for real-time monitoring. The videos were created by Golisano Institute's technical staff. 

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Part Tracking Technology Systems

Vision Systems for Part Identification and Sorting

Advanced Robotics

Digitizing Shop Floor Data Using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Data Dashboards

Digital Resources

Technologies to Unlock Productivity

Data Driven Results in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 for SMM Operations


Contact Us

Interested in Industry 4.0 but not sure where to start? Our experts can help. Provide your email (and phone number if you would prefer a call) and we will contact you to discuss your Industry 4.0 opportunities.