How the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is Changing the Manufacturing IndustrySeptember 14, 2015
If you’ve been keeping up on the technological trends during the past year or two, you’ve probably heard about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The IIoT allows man, machine, and various devices to communicate with each other, and the cloud.. In the manufacturing sector, this idea is a big topic of discussion.
Manufacturing operations that are not willing to adapt to technology will be left behind as the future of efficiency and productivity heavily involve big data. In the past, plant operations depended on manual processes to monitor and track asset efficiency and productivity levels, which left room for reporting and data collection errors.
With technology, such as 5ME’s Freedom eLOG and IIoT, the ability of your machines to automatically send unsolicited data provides the opportunity for greater visibility via big data, less downtime and less error on your shop floor – ensuring maximum productivity. This benefit increases exponentially with multiple manufacturing locations as this connection will allow you to access your KPI’s in real-time, no matter where you are, to address any issues quickly.
However, the importance of IIoT and technology in manufacturing doesn’t just focus on real-time communication. Also, on the data collection and analytics provided to plant operators and managers. With proper and accurate data, your plant management can identify how your operation is trending and what changes need to be made to processes to ensure a profitable future.
The Industrial Internet of Things is important for the future of the manufacturing industry. Real-time analytics, reporting and communication between floor assets encourages quick action and the ability to ensure maximum efficiency of your operation.