Antonio Ferre, CEO of CHINT ELECTRICS

“The key to the future will be the technology with which to promote the continuous improvement of processes and productivity”

How has the industry evolved in recent years?

 

The tertiary and industrial sectors have always been very receptive to any technological evolution that provides solutions for better energy management, production improvements, etc. The evolution in these last 20 years has been unstoppable in this sense, until recently coining the new concept of Industry 4.0.

 

A revolutionary concept, which should be distinguished from another revolution called the Internet of Things. The industry has always needed flexible processes, technical improvements that increase productivity, reduce cost, make energy more efficient, etc. And in this context the leading manufacturers have been able to respond by providing solutions that flow into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

 

What problems and challenges will the industrial sector face in the future?

 

The challenges of the industry are, in general terms, similar to all those in our current society. Our challenge is the energy transition where renewables gain specific importance, electric vehicles and the implementation of “Smart” in all aspects of our lives (home, city, mobility, services, etc.).

 

Sensors in industry 4.0, the remote management of installations, the greater automation of processes, the ability to communicate and interact, will be solutions which are increasingly sought after in the not too distant future. In this sense, our multinational has begun the construction of a mega factory of Smart sensors in Shanghai, in which we will produce global solutions to digitise buildings, electrical networks, industries, etc.

 

What role will industrial electrical assemblies play in these challenges?

 

The key to the future is and will be the technology to promote the continuous improvement of processes and productivity. Without losing sight of the reduction of energy consumption, sustainability and the optimization of the predictive maintenance of the industry, which allows an increase in the working life of industrial facilities.

 

Chint manufactures equipment with which to improve the functionality, and the integration between products and industrial systems. The aim is for industrial customers to perform their predictive maintenance tasks more easily, increasing the robustness and reliability of the entire electrical installation.

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