As a manufacturing entrepreneur you have probably heard of IIoT or IoT. However, have you taken the time to find out what it is and how it can be beneficial for your company? Here we will explain the difference between the two.
IoT (Internet of Things) is the more generic technology. It can be your refrigerator at home, electricity meter in your house or your robot lawnmower. All ‘things’ you have 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 your refrigerator. Or it can also be 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. Those are standards around security, reliability and performance. However, it does not mean that you have to throw out your existing devices, sensors, computers and automation equipment. All ‘things’ you have disconnected from the internet. With an IIoT gateway, it is possible to get selected parts of your manufacturing equipment connected to the internet. You can 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. In other words, you can use machine learning to ask questions to your saved data and it could give you the answers you are looking for.
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