Industries are continuously looking for ways to reduce their production costs. In the past, they relied on machines or fossil fuels (oil, coal, etc.), but now they are turning to the Industrial Internet of Things or IIOT. But, in concrete terms, what are we talking about? How can the IIOT help companies to optimise their performance?
The provision of digital analysis services
The IIOT provides industries with the means to conduct digital analysis. These include analysis platforms, algorithms and sensors. These various tools make it possible to gather fine information in industries, in order to analyse it later. Thus, they can considerably improve their productivity, from the start of the product life cycle to the final consumption.
In addition to its analytical role, the Industrial Internet of Things also plays an observational role. In this case, it analyses the behaviour of machines in order to offer a tailor-made service. In concrete terms, the IIOT first records data on equipment and then centralises it to instantly provide a complete source of information.
The forecasting objective of the IIOT
The Industrial Internet of Things prevents certain problems from occurring on the production line. It already reduces the cost of machine breakdowns or stoppages by anticipating these types of situations. In other words, a set of sensors is installed on the machines in order to collect data. This information can then be used to prevent the risk of breakdowns, malfunctions or even repeated bugs.
The IIOT strengthens the connection between the various machines by facilitating the transfer of information between them. It also improves their monitoring. Take the case of connected objects, where their use allows the monitoring of patients and machines in the medical field.
With the data collected, industries will be able to move towards their short or long term goals with ease.
Improving industry service through IIOT
Nowadays, IIOT is used in many sectors, such as automotive, aeronautics, food and beverage and electronics. In a few years’ time, its scope will extend to all sectors of industry. It is attracting as much interest thanks to its ability to anticipate needs and improve productivity.
Otherwise, companies and industries have an interest in evolving with the 4th industrial revolution. They must indeed adapt to the new requirements of today, so that their services and performances can meet the challenges of both consumers and habits.