Developing of Industry 4.0 Applications


  • Juan David Contreras Universidad del Valle
  • Jose Isidro Garcia Universidad del Valle
  • Juan David Diaz Universidad del Valle



Industry 4.0, smart factories, RAMI 4.0


The fourth industrial revolution or industry 4.0 has become a trend topic nowadays, this standard-based strategy integrates Smart Factories, Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, and Internet of Service with the aim of extended the capacities of the manufacturing systems. Although several authors have presented the advantages of this approach, few papers refer to an architecture that allows the correct implementation of industry 4.0 applications using the guidelines of the reference architecture model (RAMI 4.0). In this way, this article exposes the essential characteristics that allow a manufacturing system to be retrofitting as a correct industry 4.0 application. Specifically, an intelligent manufacturing system under a holonic approach was developed and implemented using standards like FDI, AutomationML and OPC UA according to the RAMI 4.0

Author Biographies

Juan David Contreras, Universidad del Valle

Juan David Contreras is a Colombian researcher in industry 4.0, he is a mechanical engineering and master in engineering from the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Actually working as a adjunct professor in the same university.

Jose Isidro Garcia, Universidad del Valle

Mechanical Engineer (1994). Master's in Automatic (2001), and PhD of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Actual Titular professor at Universidad del Valle

Juan David Diaz, Universidad del Valle

born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1995. Actual senior in mechanical engineering from Universidad del Valle, Colombia. From 2016 to 2017 has been a teaching assistant of the mechatronics course. Interested in automation, focusing on smart factories.




How to Cite

Contreras, J. D., Garcia, J. I., & Diaz, J. D. (2017). Developing of Industry 4.0 Applications. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 13(10), pp. 30–47.