The Future of Industrial Automation

How IIoT is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing how the manufacturing industry operates by creating more connected, secure, and efficient processes. IIoT is a key component of Industry 4.0, which builds on the previous generation of machine-to-machine communication. Automation suppliers are innovating to meet the demand for more advanced technology, and IIoT is still growing in its potential. However, machine builders and end users can already benefit from introducing IoT features into their existing machinery. Upgrading existing machines with IoT features is a cost-effective approach that eases the transition for stakeholders who may not be ready to adopt new technology.

The extent of IIoT applications in the manufacturing industry is extensive, and comprehending it can be not easy, as it offers enhancements and resolutions to nearly every enterprise division. For instance, data collected from intelligent sensors can improve asset performance through analysis for maximum uptime, while smart devices can provide real-time user and machine data, benefiting workers by enhancing productivity, safety, and profitability. While some IIoT technologies can be incorporated into existing legacy systems, others necessitate time as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) gradually integrate them into newer systems by international IIoT standards.