It is time that you make some room for a brand new revolutionary conglomeration of digital devices that have taken the pledge to revolutionise the industrial production through a massive entwine of the potent interconnected IPs (Internet Protocol) – the Internet of Things (IoT).
Internet of things is an umbrella term under which a subcategory comes which is known as Industrial Internet of Things. Something that you should know about IIOT is- that it will help transform various industries which include manufacturing, gas and oil, agriculture, transportation, mining and even healthcare. Collectively this accounts for nearly two-thirds of the world economy.
Moreover, with the recent innovation seen in hardware, big data analytics, connectivity, and machine-learning have converged to create enormous opportunities for all the industries mentioned above. When it comes to hardware innovations, it means that the sensors are cheaper, more potent than ever and run longer in battery life.
With the help of the Industrial Internet of Things, the connectivity innovation has become cheaper and easier to send data from the sensor to the cloud. Not just that, with the innovations made in big data analytics and machine-learning- it helps to analyse and gain insight into the manufacturing process.
Furthermore, these insights can lead to an incredible increase in productivity and drastic reductions in terms of cost. An example of the potential of IIoT is predictive maintenance. It is of no surprise that a broken machine can lead to lost productivity and loss of money.
Now with the help of predictive maintenance, you have the opportunity of using data analytics and machine learning to determine the exact moment a machine will require maintenance. Not too late, which can lead to broken machines and not too early as well, as it might lead to misallocated resources.
In addition to that, it reduces the hardware costs while design costs become one-off issues. Once everything is placed, the strategy can cover the whole product family and encompass the entire installed base in the field. For both reasons, the cost can be amortised.
Below are some of the examples how IIOT can help improve the automation industry-
Keeps the quality in control
– With the help of IIOT the diagnostic of a machinery is faster and the maintenance is up to date
– Better accuracy and control over manufacturing parameters.
‘The IEEE 802.1x standard supported in many Ethernet switches, for example, offers port-based network access control.’
Safety – With the help of networked information exchange one can easily eliminate the need for any human presence in hazardous situation or location.
– Their remote sensors can trigger various alarms that signals unsecured entry point or any changes that can be dangerous to the environment. It can be caused due to an equipment malfunction or any emergency condition.
Sustainability – It helps utilise motion-activated task and safety lighting. Moreover, it helps maintain climate controlled facilities and helps monitor the usage of water and if there is any leak, it detects that.
The Industrial internet of things connects crucial machines and sensors in high-stakes industries such as aerospace and defence, healthcare and energy. These are systems in which failure often results in life-threatening or other emergency situations. On the other hand, IoT systems tend to be consumer-level devices such as wearable fitness tools, smart home thermometers and automatic pet feeders. They are essential and convenient, but breakdowns do not immediately create emergency situations.” — A report by RTI.
The Industrial Internet of Things will change how Industrial Automation systems are planned and utilized, both now and later on. IIoT will build the profitability of the Industrial Automation organize.