Daniel Vera – WMG University of Warwick

What is Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and industry. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet of things and cloud computing.This has led to the operation of the “smart factory”

The transformation within manufacturing and industry over the next couple of years due to new technology will be revolutionary. Are you ready for the challenge? Have you a strategy to implement Industry 4.0. Do you know what is available? 4thWall Virtual can help you develop digital applications for your business.To arrange an initial appointment please contact us.

4thWall Virtual are pioneering the development of Mobile Applications for Industry. We currently collaborate with Warwick Manufacturing Group at The University Warwick. Out teams apply research and development into innovative digital applications that will enhance the manufacturing , maintenance and production process. See below for current applications we are developing.

Robert Harrison – WMG University of Warwick

Industry 4.0 – Virtual Showroom App

Industry 4.0 – Virtual Showroom App
Virtual Showroom is an app that allows you to configure and re configure a machine system virtually.

Purpose of the App:

Using 3D models connected to data links to replicate a physical system a machine can be re-configured to give customers different options to suit their requirements.
A typical example would be for machine builders to demonstrate to their customer different scenarios and outputs as the machine is re configured.
This saves time and costs in building a physical system and gives immediate different options.
Key benefits:

    • Easy to re-configure machines in a virtual space
    • Able to look at potential production cycles and costs
    • What if Checks
    • Optimisation of the system
    • Re-configure for different products
    • Virtual Factory layouts
    • Share information between production units
    • Can be used during the life cycle of the system


Daniel Vera – WMG University of Warwick

Industry 4.0 – Fault Tracker Mobile Application

Mobile Engineering Application built in collaboration with 4thWall Virtual. Demonstration video filmed at the International Manufacturing Centre The University of Warwick.

Purpose of the App:

  • To support part of the life cycle of the production system which focuses on maintenance and operation.
  • The application can be used on mobile devices by maintenance engineers working directly on the shop floor
  • he application becomes a gateway for information from the physical system generated in real time e.g. – control information coming from sensors on the machine
  • Display of rich views such as 3D models, maintenance manuals for specific components in the machine, control cabinet views.
  • Gateway to aggregate different types of information and data to a rich view for an engineer to better perform maintenance , fixing operation or preventative maintenance.

Agumented Reality - AR

Augmented Reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. Using a mobile device camera to point at the physical system, an engineer can access live engineering data which is displayed as virtual tags over the physical system. Engineering data such as Control State or sensor information is linked via a 3D model of the machine system.

Industry 4.0 – Live View App

Live View is a mobile application that links the virtual world with the physical world using Augmented Reality ( AR )Technologies. Augmented Reality is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

Contact 4thWall Virtual to talk how Industry 4.0 can help your business.