New Industry 4.0 solution developed by IIT Kharagpur and TCS jointly.

IIT Kharagpur and TCS have jointly developed a novel Industry 4.0 technology.  The new innovation is aimed at stimulating innovations in advanced manufacturing in order to boost capital goods sector.


  • The innovation was undertaken at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur’s centre of excellence with support from the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India.
  • The development of technology was also provided support by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Benefits of new technology

This technology will control the factory operations remotely. It will also provide real-time quality correction during industrial production in order to deliver quality output at low costs. Thus, it will help in achieving the standardised production quality goals, reducing batch rejections and lowering costs.

How the system works?

The solution will first acquire real-time information about the welding process by multiple sensors. Later, it will enable online control of weld quality through cloud-based communication.


The genesis of this development lies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The fourth industrial revolution throw light on how technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles and internet of things (IOT) are merging with the physical life of humans.

Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution bridges the gap between the digital, physical and biological worlds. Engineers, designers, and architects have been combining the computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering and synthetic biology establish the symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, the products we use and buildings where we live. For instance, developments like Voice-activated assistants, facial ID recognition and digital health-care sensors have eased life up to a large extent.

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