The article in Gear Solutions by Tom Abraham and Dr.Rui Liu asks if Industry 5.0 is a ‘revolution or revision?’ After all, most of us may not even be fully up and running with Industry 4.0 yet! Industry 4.0 is relatively new so what’s so different about Industry 5.0 and how can it benefit the Bevel Gear Industry?

The article below takes a step-by-step approach to answering this question with the following sections:-

  • Industrial Revolutions Past and the Bevel Gear Industry
  • Industry 4.0 . The present.
  • Industry 4.0 and the Bevel Gear Industry
  • Industry 5.0:  A response to Industry 4.0
  • Industry 5.0 and predictions for the Bevel Gear Industry

In their summation, they say that Industry 5.0 points to several flaws with Industry 4.0 ‘such as the creation of a new critical point of failure and the lack of stakeholder consideration.’

One of the key features of Industry 5.0 is mass personalization – a concept of the consumer placing value on individuality. Mass production and mass personalization however, are somewhat at differing ends of the spectrum.

This can be resolved by the application of cobots to facilitate this mass personalization.

Such personalization can benefit the bevel gear manufacturer by aligning to customer preferences. So for example a bevel or hypoid pair can be customized by considering specific consumer preferences for efficiency, overload or noise etc.

Industry 5.0 is still in its infancy and evolving. The underlying concepts could be seen as more of a revision of Industry 4.0 but these adaptations are significant and mark a step change in focus, read on.