As a manufacturing entrepreneur, you have certainly heard of IIoT or IoT but maybe not taken the time to find out what it is and how it can be beneficial for your company.
IoT (Internet of Things) is the more generic technology and might be represented by your refrigerator at your home, electricity meter in your house or your robot lawnmower. They are ‘things’ that are connected to the internet. The ‘things’ send data through the internet to a server somewhere. The server aggregates the data and is presented to the user in a user-friendly manner, it can be a chart showing the temperature history of that refrigerator of yours or a gauge presenting the battery charge level of the lawnmower. Your ‘things’ are available for you anytime and anywhere from a browser.
IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is just that but are highly adapted to industry standards regarding security, reliability and performance. This does not mean that you have to throw out your existing devices, sensors, computers and automation equipment, ‘things’ disconnected from the internet. With an IIoT gateway, it is possible without too much effort to get selected parts of your manufacturing equipment connected to the internet. You are able to transform your ‘things’ to be part of the internet. By applying machine learning (ML) to your data you are able to do forecasts of your processes or production. Ask questions to your saved data with machine learning could give you the answers you were looking for.
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