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IIoT: Improving Efficacy of EnterprisesBy CIOAdvisor Apac | Friday, April 05, 2019
The Industrial internet of things or IIoT refers to an industrial framework where many devices are interconnected via software tools and third platform technologies. IIoT technologies introduce highly innovative production systems that act with the environment and enhance productivity and security.
1. Industrial Environment Modified
IIoT has transformed how an enterprise produces, manages or communicate in-house. The physical objects or the big machines are organized into networks which embark on increasingly sophisticated detection and communication technologies. In this manner, the means of production becomes both connected and smart which further generates a significant amount of data. The quality of analysis and exploitation of this data largely determines an organization’s ability to improve its operation and remain competitive. Enterprises are moving towards IIoT adoption to utilize the offerings this innovation promises.
2. Operational efficiency and Productivity
IIoT has broadened the dimensions of operational efficiency and productivity. Robotics is among the critical components of this innovation, and they are still being tested so that they gain precision power and speed of execution while they interact with their environment. Autonomous, and capable of performing different tasks, they can perform decision-making based on the information system to which they are connected. Predictive maintenance is also facilitated to estimate when maintenance is required; it is a cost-effective approach as it is only performed when warranted.
3. Security is the primary concern
IIoT also covers the field of security and provides the possibility of extra protection in the working environment for both the operators and the equipment. The machines are designed in a manner that they immediately stop any action when their sensors detect the presence of an object or a person in a predefined parameter, to prevent harm.
Other detectors monitor the temperature, heat, pressure and send alerts to the stations concerned, in particular to the smartphones of the personnel. In a most advanced scenario, machines react on their own when they stop working or reduce their speed.