The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the set of autonomous sensors, instruments and devices connected via the Internet to industrial and structural applications. This network allows data collection, analysis and optimization of production, increasing efficiency and reducing the costs of the manufacturing process and service provision, such as:
- Provide intelligence to the factory: One of the main applications of the IoT is the possibility of obtaining information from these hyperconnected devices, which helps to communicate the status of the processes to positions of responsibility or strategic decision-making. It also allows remote management of plant assets.
- Improve process efficiency: with the IoT, machinery can be automated more easily, translating into an optimization of efficiency in all processes that benefit from this hyperconnectivity. The machinery can be connected through software to carry out constant monitoring in order to parameterize the operation of the entire production chain.
- Optimize inventory control: IoT tools allow knowing, in real time, the status of the orders placed with the machinery, whether for materials or actions as such. In addition, technicians receive constant information to know if the supply chain has been affected or if a pending order is not arriving and what is the reason for this.
Guarantee predictive maintenance: thanks to the predictive maintenance made possible by the IoT devices associated with the machinery, the company can always be in possession of all the necessary information to prevent errors of any kind from taking place. In addition, this competitive advantage can also be used to find out what the cost of a project is before even starting it.
- Improve safety in the plant: in the event of any type of failure that could put plant operators at risk, IoT systems can detect and activate an alarm to warn of this. In addition, the sensorization of a factory also allows obtaining information on potential failures to take action so that they do not happen again, this having a great relationship with predictive maintenance. Some companies equip their employees with wearables that notify users when they stop working in safe conditions or environments.
- Reduce costs: another of the main applications of IoT in the industry is the reduction of costs associated with working with an enriched database, with valuable information that allows making optimal decisions with productive results in operations, production, sales and even in marketing . All the features mentioned above add up and make costs drop considerably.