Industrial Internet of Things: Unnecessary Costs or Need?

The world is entering a new era — the fourth industrial revolution. It is assumed that it will radically change both everyday life and business. Many innovations are already applied in the industry — for example, Internet of things. How safe is it and improves work efficiency?


On the threshold of Industry 4.0

Initially, Industrie 4.0 was one of the projects of the German development strategy, introduced in 2011. It most systematically and clearly defines the basic principles of the development of smart manufacturing based on IoT. In particular, we are talking about introducing into production robots and machine tools endowed with artificial intelligence and capable of independently solving complex problems. In this release, the product constantly interacts with production machines and helps make decisions.

Over time, Industry 4.0 has gained global significance. This is a new technological structure, which is characterized by the introduction of the production of cyberphysical systems, bio- and additive technologies. Instead of products and services, data comes to the fore. They accumulate online using connected devices and various sensors. Based on these huge arrays of information (Big Data, or Big Data), analytical methods and forecasts are provided. Data collection takes place thanks to Internet of things. All age-related popularity of this technology is associated with this.

IoT has many definitions, the simplest one.

Internet technology is a technology that allows you to create branched networks

In accordance with the requirements of the consumer segment. These are now popular smart bracelets, smart speakers or “connected” cars.

The second direction is the Industrial Internet of things, which requires tightening control over equipment at the enterprise and automating production. It allows you to use pre-installed technologies to prevent equipment breakdowns. They make production more flexible, able to adapt to changing customer needs. Company expenses

According to research firm McKinsey & Company, $11 trillion worth will be added to the online store. Internet market will come to the commercial rather than the consumer market.


Both for the well and for the greenhouse

General Motors (GM) is an American corporation. In recent years, she has completely automated her production. At one of the GM plants, more than 800 robots are used, involved at different stages of production. This can stop the entire cycle. Therefore, the company decided to install on a cloud platform. In it, the incoming information is processed and analyzed in real time. Thus, specialists control the equipment and obtain relevant data on its condition. So you can anticipate possible breakdowns in advance and conduct diagnostics.

Other areas of the economy in which IoT are in demand are transport and logistics, urban management, and agriculture.

Companies are interested in solutions for monitoring technological processes, such as equipment status. Products for monitoring the status of sensors. Such solutions can optimize operating costs, reduce the cost of maintenance and repair of equipment and increase productivity.