Automation of various daily activities is not a new concept. It is something we see and do in our everyday lives. We use the products that are born out of the internet of things. It’s in our smartwatches, home hubs, weighing scales, refrigerators, doorbells, our cars, and a million other products in between. The internet in them enables them to talk to each other. However, IoT goes beyond just our personal use products. It has expanded its reach to machines, factories and what not.
This is the industrial internet of things. It is popularly known as the fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution.
And in this blog, we are going to give you an overview of how it works, how it enhances your business operations and the challenges you might face during the implementation of the same.
How does IIoT work?
The most basic step of using IIoT solutions in your production flow is by integrating the necessary sensors or by switching out with the machines that have with the right sensors. There are two ways to go about it. Either one can build these machines from scratch according to one’s requirement, or one can buy these machines and robots and program them according to their needs.
The sensors you use can be determined by how you want the actions to flow. For movement-based actions, you need a motion sensor, for time-based ones you need to set it up for actions at specific intervals. You can also have temperature-based sensors to get the most productivity based on the changing environment.
IIoT might come with some complications but it has something big to offer us. According to a study, by 2020, 85% of manufacturers plan to implement IIoT solutions in their plants.
This means that they can see the long-term implementation of IIoT and already have a workforce that knows how to use these systems or are in the process of hiring skilled people who are able to integrate IIoT in their workflow.
And if you are still on the minority side of this, then we know the reason why. In our next section, we have listed out the concerns you might have regarding IIoT and of course, the reasons why you should let go of them.
Why are owners scared of implementing industrial IoT services?
All the concerns regarding the IIoT are valid but the benefits IIoT has to offer will take your business to another level. Below are the benefits of IIoT:
Reasons Why You Should Future Proof Your Business with Industrial IoT:
Industrial Internet of Things connects the machines in your factory with the internet. The machines can monitor themselves and learn their own behavior patterns making sure that everything works efficiently.
All the benefits mentioned above have made the manufacturers believe in the Industrial Internet of Things.