Many companies now have an opportunity to improve their productivity and operational costs by leveraging the benefits of modern control systems in today’s connected environment of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Devices can be easily connected, allowing enterprise systems to manage productivity and improve efficiency in real time allowing access to the data you need to help you make smart decisions.

Revolution or Evolution

Industry 4.0 is the idea and reality of a next generation of manufacturing automation that includes connected equipment – often with interconnected intelligence, self-learning capabilities (cyber-physical).  It also integrates cloud computing, as well as advanced manufacturing and digital manufacturing enterprise.

Many companies are already benefiting from IIoT through cost savings due to predictive and preventative maintenance and improved safety.  IIoT networks connected to various sensors allow industrial organizations to analyze the data and connect their people and processes from the factory floor to the executive decision makers. Business leaders can use IIoT data to get a full and accurate view of how their organization is doing in real time which helps them make better decisions.

Collecting and Moving Data

In today’s world, the infrastructure provided by smart city and industrial automation systems enables continuous connectivity. The commonality shared by such systems is their association with the Internet of Things (IoT). With the inclusion of sensors and control devices, entire infrastructures can be integrated with information and communication technologies, resulting in networked and embedded devices that enable intelligent monitoring and management. With the easy deployment and flexibility of sensor devices, wireless sensor networks (WSN) can comprise numerous sensor nodes that collect information. The collected information then provides a database for further analysis; the results of which can be used to improve the reliability and efficiency of existing infrastructure systems. Considering the rapid development of sensor technology, WSNs are expected to become a key IoT technology.

Advantech is a global leader in the embedded computing market, learn more by viewing the presentation below.

Analyzing Data

What if you could turn your industrial data into powerful insights accessible anywhere, anytime?

Now that you’ve collected and moved your data you’ll need a secure, managed solution for collecting, storing, and visualizing industrial data for faster, smarter business decisions. A place that consolidates disparate data for complete visibility into how your business is performing and enables users, throughout the enterprise, to access data from anywhere.

If you are looking for a modern, secure and cost-effective way to collect and visualize performance data on the fly, with minimal IT burden, then look no further than Wonderware Online InSight.

There is simply no shorter, more economical route to the big-time benefits of advanced industrial information management.

IIoT Blogs

IIoT Hot Buttons for 2017

by Jason Andersen, Stratus Technologies

In our 35-plus years of providing continuous availability solutions for enterprises, we’ve seen only a handful of technology shifts that you could call “seismic.” The globalization of eCommerce was a big one that was transformational for mission critical infrastructures. At Stratus, we believe that the next big transformation – the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – has the potential…Read More

Alarm Notification in the Age of Mobility

by Craig Resnick, WIN-911

In recent months, ARC Advisory Group has been looking further into alarm notification, an increasingly important and sophisticated component of industrial automation that has only recently been recognized as a strategic component of the automation ecosystem.

In the past, alarm displays were restricted to control rooms and machine panels that required staffing. In some cases, companies used general alarm notification such as calls…Read More

 The IIoT and Asset Management

by John Matura, InSource Solutions

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is being embraced as a major driver of growth and productivity. Logically, the integration of physical assets and information technology systems makes a lot of sense. Sending asset specific, machine generated data over the internet to data bases provides real-time granular information that enables enhanced modeling, analysis and decision making. To appreciate the future, we should reflect on the past…Read More

The Impact of IIoT on Quality

by David Wilt, InSource Solutions

Few would debate that manufacturing quality has improved over the past 15-20 years. Has IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) made a difference?  When compared to the “old” days, what can we do now that we couldn’t before? How has IIoT impacted the way we can do things?  What makes it better?…Read More

IIoT Videos

Wonderware Online

Watch Saadi Kermani’s presentation on Wonderware Online from the 2017 InSource Roadshow.

 

Stratus: Future-Ready Factory IT Infrastructure

Watch and listen as Stratus Technologies’ Ron Seidel walks us through Furture-Ready Factory IT Infrastructure.