Internet of Things (IoT) is surely a buzz in businesses today and there is a lot of hype around smart homes, smart appliances, and smart cars which are easily controlled using our smartphones now and can be accessed from anywhere. Everyone is talking about the benefits IoT can impart to the businesses where businesses will be able to develop smarter products and create revenues for itself. But, it would be wrong to say that IoT is only limited to the businesses when it has a lot to give to the manufacturing industry as well. IoT is showing its immense power in industrial applications, mainly manufacturing one (what I feel).
The immense power that IoT is leveraging to the manufacturing industry in optimizing, improving and controlling Industrial operations has a far affect on Industries today and is going to give higher benefits in the future, no doubt. If we are talking of IoT in Industrial applications than Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the perfect word for that. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of IoT in Industrial applications. Let's see what is an Industrial Internet of Things and how it is going to Revolutionize Manufacturing Sector.
What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
When sensors and machines in Industries are interconnected with each other, providing real-time data over the internet to the engineers or the manufacturers to enhance Industrial processes, it is called IIoT. With the help of IIoT, now manufacturers and engineers control the entire operation from the Plant only and a lot of time is saved, resulting in productivity of the Industries.
Let's see how IIoT is affecting Manufacturing Industries, now.
Smart sensors in heavy machines are connected over a network with the help of IIoT. Sometimes the machines are too heavy and big to be operated on to find the faults and breakdowns. Often it happens that the small faults not corrected in time lead to the breakdown in machines, but with the help of IIoT, now the data is gathered over the internet by the manufacturers and the faults and failures in the machinery are easily determined at the earlier stages only.
Smart sensors are connected to the different products manufactured by industry. When these products are sold to the potential customers and are used by it, the industry gathers the data received from the various sensors about the operation of the product in the hands of the customers and resolves the necessary queries on improving on the failures. This provides good customer support to the customers and the customers get a deep satisfaction by the improved services. Also, it saves the time of the product and the support tea to control the entire processes from the head offices only.
Cuts Maintenance costs
Maintenance costs are cut using IIoT in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers gather data from the sensors connected in the heavy machinery find the relevant maintenance that needs to be done. Several improvements that are needed to be done in machines are checked before using digital twin technology. This cuts heavy maintenance costs to the industries and the industries leverage a greater power offered by the IIoT.