Manufacturing operations of all shapes, sizes, and types are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to achieve substantial competitive advantages, and improve profits.
The Industrial Internet, also sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0, is the connection and linking of concepts such as big data, analytical tools, and decision making, and connected networks with traditional industrial equipment. It is about collecting and applying data to make better decisions, run facilities more efficiently, and in the end to improve profits. The IIoT is in the process of revolutionizing manufacturing.
Some ways that the IIoT has impacted traditional industrial manufacturers, food processors and those in agricultural processing is by improving the collection of system data that allows better record keeping, inspection tracking, and analysis in functional areas such as predictive maintenance, safety, and supply chain. The IIoT advantages can be especially beneficial in those areas.
The promises of the IIoT and the changes that Industry 4.0 are bringing are no longer ‘coming attractions’. They are here and for companies that embrace the potential of the IIoT there are substantial competitive advantages, increases in profit, and new opportunities abound. This is a concept that deserves your attention.
If you have more questions or are looking for ideas and more information on the IIoT or other best practice automation programs give the experts at Thompson Automation and Specialty Services a call today. Given their 30+ years of experience as an automation solutions provider, Thompson specializes in the development of custom controls and automation programs for customers across the country. Thompson Automation is not about “products” and fitting you into the mold of what the “system” will do rather we focus our time fitting the best solution around your needs. Crafting custom solutions to meet our customers’ specific needs is what we do.