Are You Ready for The Industrial Internet of Things?

Are You Ready for The Industrial Internet of Things?

In my previous post, The Internet of Things Improves Manufacturing Efficiency and Reduces the Potential for Lost Production Time, I wrote that we, at Rotalec, are prepared for the future of the manufacturing industry. Reflecting on the impact of the Internet of Things as covered in Manufacturing Automation, I noted that we have “very carefully selected suppliers responsible for the best products to maximize machine time and reduce the total cost of ownership”.

We would ask you: “Are you ready?”

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has the potential to accomplish even more than improving operating efficiency. Through the use of sensors and advanced analytics, the IIoT will completely change the way assets and machines connect and communicate.

Although connected equipment has primarily been used to improve operational efficiency in a relatively closed environment, today’s evolution and availability of connected sensors, combined with improvements to networking safety, opens new horizons for astounding growth and opportunities.

For many years, Rotalec has been at the cutting edge of precursor technologies to IIoT, including channeling sensor data, machine learning and big data technology, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and automation technologies. IIoT gives us the chance to integrate these technologies with our acquired expertise to help the manufacturing industry enhance supply chain efficiency, traceability, and quality control. It also provides unprecedented possibilities to create new services for machine builders and integrators.

We invite you to read Red Lion’s excellent IIoT and Industry 4.0 overview. In the article, they list the top three benefits of implementing IIoT concepts:

  1. Enable communication between devices.
  2. Rethink operational efficiencies so more devices can talk to each other.
  3. Provide a secure, seamless platform for device communication.

During the next few months, we’ll evaluate how Rotalec can help you integrate the Industrial Internet of Things through technologies brought by our long-term partners like eWON, Red Lion, Advantech, Wago, Banner Engineering, InduSoft, and Contrinex. We will also demonstrate how Rotalec uses IIoT devices to create complete solutions.

We look forward to having you share with us any comments and ideas you might have about utilizing the Industrial Internet of Things!

Rotalec has supplied our customers with high quality products for over 35 years. Contact us now for support, engineering advice, or to order parts.

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