The Ministry of Industry encourages the formation of the Industrial Digital Innovation Center (PIDI) 4.0, which is a momentum for the 100-year achievement of the Bandung Polytechnic College of Textile Technology (STTT) in restoring the glory of Indonesian textiles and participating in coloring the world textile industry.

"BPSDMI supports the role of STTT Bandung in implementing industry 4.0 by building and developing a digital satellite for the Industrial Digital Innovation Center (PIDI) 4.0 in the field of textiles and apparel," said the Head of the Industrial Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDMI) of the Ministry of Industry, Arus Gunawan.

According to him, the Bandung STTT Polytechnic digital satellite will be a showcase for industry 4.0 in the textile sector as well as a research center for the development of industry 4.0, especially functional textiles. Furthermore, it will become a center for textile education and a center for industrial cooperation 4.0.

The STTT Bandung Polytechnic digital satellite has five main pillars, namely showcase, capability, ecosystem, delivery, and technology utilization.

Director of the Bandung STTT Polytechnic, Tina Martina explained, with the PIDI 4.0 digital satellite, the textile production process with industrial technology 4.0 can be practiced, starting from body measurements using a body scanner which has 20 sensors installed, then utilizing CAD software to make digital printing patterns, then machines. auto cutting which functions to cut fabric into garment panels, as well as sewing machines for the assembly process.

"The 4.0 technology implemented includes digital SOP, augmented for maintenance, realtime critical parameters, IOT & digital twin, OEE dashboard, shop floor management, digital input pass / fail, QR code & trace ability operators, as well as a virtual reality tour integrated with machines in the knitting integration smart laboratory and the dyeing finishing integration smart laboratory, "said Tina.

The Bandung STTT Polytechnic succeeded in becoming the seventh Polytechnic in Indonesia to achieve the A accreditation title. Improving the quality of education continues to be carried out by bringing the curriculum closer to industry needs.

In 2018, developed a dual system curriculum that is a link and match between the learning process on campus and industrial production.

"In the last five years, we have succeeded in developing education in a vertical direction with the establishment of the Applied Masters program in 2018 supported by the construction of an Applied Masters building which has adequate research facilities," explained Tina.

The 100th anniversary of textile education in Indonesia is also special because it is in line with the long-term development vision of the national industry.

"Bandung STTT Polytechnic at the age of 100 wants to be part of the achievement of these goals, especially in the field of providing skilled and reliable educated industrial human resources, as well as in the development of science and technology in textiles and fashion in Indonesia, and even the world," said Tina.