SmartCIM4.0 is a modular and flexible Computer Integrated Manufacturing training environment for educating students in the principles and technologies of Industry 4.0. Using a real production line, students learn all aspects of Industry 4.0 manufacturing

The SmartCIM4.0 solution is designed to introduce CTE and engineering classrooms to industrial automation and the industry applications used in modern plants and to train skilled workers for next generation jobs.

The solution takes a system based approach, SmartCIM4.0 deals not only with individual components of industrial training, but also with networking and communications, systems integration and the essential employability skills students need in modern industry.

Integration of cutting edge technology systems and collaboration is the core of Industry 4.0. The solution is a modular and sustainable, and aligned to industry programs with curriculum options to match local industry needs & micro certifications for specific fields that align to advanced industry level certifications. The platform is the basis for training and certification and includes software, curriculum, testing, train-the-trainer, and the support required to develop a long term education program.

The SmartCIM4.0 Computer Integrated Manufacturing training system is a complex interconnected manufacturing process for educational purposes. The flexible trainer includes several components like automated production workstations with subtractive and additive manufacturing processes, automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), assemby stations, and quality control stations all linked by a continuous-loop conveyor, a central management control station, a communication network, and Intelitek’s OpenCIM software.
Workstations can be added or removed for a variety of automated tasks as part of the production process including adding 3rd party machines and processes.

Real Manufacturing Process

* Uses real industrial hardware
* Full size equipment from end to-end
* Manufacturing line produces real products

Multi-Station Flexible Design

* Industrial conveyor system links workstations
* Machining, welding, assembly, storage, additive, quality control or 3rd party component
* Industry 4.0 sensors, networking and integration

Industry 4.0 Enabled

* Advanced sensors report real-time status
* Multi-tiered Ethernet and IIoT network
* Central management, cloud connectivity and data analysis integrated
* Aligned with Industry 4.0 certification

Sustainable Training

* Ongoing support to ensure long-term viability
* Train-the Trainer professional development
* Curriculum maintenance to keep pace with industry change
* World class support team

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Program Sustainability

Education programs need constant maintenance and educators need ongoing support to ensure long-term viability of the program.

  • Train-the Trainer professional development on-site
  • Curriculum and content maintenance to keep pace with ongoing industry change
  • World class support team to ensure day-to-day operation is smooth.
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Integrated System

Automation and data sharing enable flexible production, automated processes, advanced analytics and predictive maintenance.

  • PLC driven workcell and production cell automation
  • Sensor network monitors equipment, raw inventory, WIP and finished products.
  • Management station incorporating ERP, MES, design, planning and monitoring tools
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Predictive Maintenance

Real-time monitoring and analysis of manufacturing equipment enables preventative maintenance to ensure maximum system uptime

  • System monitoring and service tracking
  • Product quality control identifies optimal performance
  • Sensor monitoring warns of equipment condition changes or failures.
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Curriculum aligned with industry certification initiatives and with industry partners includes:

  • Yaskawa Certified Robot Operator
  • Yaskawa Certified Robot Programmer
  • Cognex Certified Vision Programmer
  • Siemens Certified RobotExpert/Process Simulate Programmer
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Industrial Components

Intelitek has integrated industry leaders into the cell to deliver solutions for CTE training and industry 4.0 that encompass real equipment

  • Yaskawa Robotics
  • Cognex Vision Sensors
  • Siemens PLM
  • Allen Bradely PLC
  • Miller Welding
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Cloud & Cyber-Security

The internet offers access, monitoring, analysis and visibility internally and externally. At the same time, access is subject to intrusion or hacking and should be secured.

  • Cloud connectivity for remote access and data backup
  • Curriculum includes Cyber-Security awareness and tools for cyber monitoring
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Partnering with Industry

Partnered with leading industry vendors micro-certifications and aligned to the ARM Industry 4.0 blueprint, as well as other well
known credentials like NIMS.

The Intelitek blended learning solutions with e-learning content, simulation and augmented reality, and industrial training equipment, allows students to gain the skills and credentials they need to advance in their careers.

Industry 4.0


A core element of smart factories is the ability for all components and machines to be monitored and communicate with each other. SmartCIM4.0 includes:

  • Ethernet network and Internet  communications
  • IIoT including wired and wireless – OPC-UA, MQTT, Bluetooth, RFID, and more
  • Curriculum provides theory and cell includes hands on network setup and operation
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Multi-Vendor Integration

Flexible, bespoke design allows other vendor product integration and enables custom design for local needs

  • 3rd party vendor industrial equipment can easily be integrated
  • Customize solution for local industry and preferred equipment

Industry 4.0 Curriculum

Aligned with the ARM initiative to introduce Industry 4.0 certification and written in collaboration with industry experts in practical implementation of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, the curriculum augment Intelitek’s broad training offering with content specific to ensuring graduates of programs see a wider picture of what is Industry 4.0 and how to install, maintain, upgrade, and optimize industry 4.0 compatible system. Most important is how to take advantage of the new and advanced capabilities that networking, data analysis and integration offer.

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Definitions and background
    • What is Industry 4.0? Why Now?
    • Key Technologies that drive Industry 4.0
    • The Journey to Industry 4.0
    • Horizontal Integration & Vertical Integration
  • The 4 Industrial Revolutions – Background
  • Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 – The Gaps
  • Key Elements of Industry 4.0
    • Industrial Internet, Ethernet
    • IoT, IIoT
    • Connectivity Basics (CPS – Cyber Physical Systems)
    • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    • Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN)
  • Sensors + IIOT (lab)
  • Introduction to Maintenance 4.0
  • Use Cases of Industry 4.0

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Reference architecture (ADMIN SHELL)
  • Protocols (OPC-UA, MQTT)
  • Standards: IEC62541, DIN spec1592
  • Key elements of industry 4.0

Hours of Instruction: 32

  • Efficiency and Optimization
  • Flexible Manufacturing
  • Custom mass production
  • Inventory tracking and asset management
  • Quality assurance
  • System level integration and management (MES) and KPIs
    • Advanced Sensors
    • Marked raw materials
    • OPC (Open Platform Communications)
    • MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
    • KPIs (OEE / MTBF / MTTR)
  • Lean manufacturing & lean robots

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Digital information
  • Design Modularity
  • Machine to machine
  • RFID – lab
  • Real-time insights
  • Real-time access to data
  • Real- time views of production 
  • System Management (ERP/MES)

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 20

  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Predictive maintenance (PdM 4.0)
  • Predictive analytics – lab
  • Virtual reality/Augmented Reality – lab

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Connectivity Solutions
  • OPC-UA introduction
  • Cloud Computing
    • RFID
    • Cellular
    • BLE
    • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • ZigBee
    • Z-Wave
    • 6LowPAN
    • Wi-Fi
    • ZigBee 3.0
  • Connectivity – From the machine to the cloud – lab
  • Cyber-security (OT, IT) principles

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 8

  • Introduction to data science
  • Intelligent decision making
  • Principles of cloud & big data
  • From data to wisdom – lab
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data mining
  • Data driven innovation (DDI)
  • One Matrices That Matter (OMTM)
  • KPIs
  • Deep Learning & Machine Learning, AI
  • Working with Analytics Kit – lab

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • How do we get there?
  • From the raw material to the final customer
  • RoadMap 4.0, changes challenges in technology
  • RoadMap 4.0, changes challenges in the workforce

Hours of Instruction: 16

  • Customer satisfaction
  • Information transparency
  • Customized mass production
  • Intelligent decision making
  • Supply Chain 4.0
    • Asset management 
    • Asset transfers
    • Real time solutions

Hours of Instruction: 16
Hours of Lab: 16

  • Connectivity (CPS)
    • Machines, devices, sensors and people, processes interoperability
  • Smart Manufacturing – lab
  • Digital Twining – lab
  • Advanced robotics – COBOTS – lab
  • 3-D printing – lab
  • Autonomous robots (UGV)
  • Business processes
    • Real time business processes
    • Customer experience
    • Use cases

Hours of Instruction: 32

  • Requirements for a factory to be Industry 4.0
  • Industry 4.0 – The super infrastructure for the world
  • Industry 4.0 Business orientation
    • Business 4.0
    • Quality 4.0
    • Competitive industrial production
    • Customized mass production
    • Maintaining production
  • Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges
    • Dealing with complexity
    • Efficiency and profitability
    • Future of production
    • Workforce and training
    • Flexible and efficient products
    • Life cycle of a product
    • Strategic advantage – the future of production

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