The use of IoT technologies in manufacturing is what simply constitutes Industrial IoT. The concept relies heavily on the use of big data technology and machine learning, making use of sensory & communication data to automate different processes. Without Industrial IoT monitoring, operations managers, plant managers and logistics coordinators throughout the manufacturing & distribution fields would lack the ability to make real-time decisions based on their assets’ health.
Networks of conveyer belts & loading/unloading machinery undoubtedly project an image of harmony & fluidity within a manufacturing site, but it doesn’t take long for things to go wrong. Even a slight build-up or brief pause in any machinery can kick-start a domino effect that can lead to disruptions in the entire production.
Safety is one of the core component upon which an industrial business depends. Apart from ensuring the protection of workforce, safe machines can bring positive changes in the operating efficiency and thus the competitiveness of a company. The entire process of guaranteeing maximum safety is a long & complex one, but is built upon improving functional safety. Devices ranging from control systems to protection apparatus must function correctly in order to ensure long-term continuity and safety for workers.
A factory floor has a lot going at any particular instance. In order to avoid a mishap and ensure clear communication, highly visible indicators must be placed at strategic locations alongside major equipment. Operators must take special care in ensuring correct labels & varying colors to give workers a streamlined view of the current status.
IP20 & IP67 IO-Link Modules are the newest edition to Weidmüller’s already impressive product portfolio. The new master modules feature IEC 61131-9 open standard serial communication protocol for transferring data to/from sensors & actuators. As a result, Weidmüller has greatly enhanced the transparency of operations, all the way down to the sensor-actuator level, drastically improving machine uptime, and allowing diagnostics to be carried out more efficiently.
Temperature is one of the major physical parameters that are monitored & regulated in a wide range of industries. The entire process of sensing, logging and analyzing it is mostly critical, and the maintenance of specific temperature ranges is vital to ensure proper operation. Temperature data is also an important indicator to determine the lifetime and health of equipment. Banner has effective solutions when it comes to monitoring & regulating temperatures, capable of registering even the slightest of fluctuations. Coupled with a wide & reliable portfolio of connectivity products, Banner can ensure that your temperature data is accurately recorded in the shortest time possible.
The worst method of operating machines is running them to a point of failure, carrying out repairs and then operating them again. This method, in addition to being overly expensive in terms of lost output is also hazardous to the workspace. Machine Monitoring can give your plant the capability to monitor, control & automate itself according to the changing requirements of the various systems. The concept is the epitome of modern industrial technology and utilized every available resource, hardware & software to ensure maximum uptime & minimum, yet scheduled maintenance.
As communications technology advances, the limitations of a wired ethernet network became apparent in versatile and harsh industrial environments, sparking the need for wireless solutions. Today, it has advanced to such a level that it has become economic, convenient and resource-savvy.
While there have been major breakthroughs in the field of Electric Power Generation, the concepts that drive the electric transmission & distribution sector remain the same. The world is still yet to turn a new leaf to a more contactless technology for electric transmission, and the case is made all the stronger with the rising complexity of industrial requirements.
Electric Lighting is often taken for granted when it comes to the consumer sector, and a similar, less-amplified case is sometimes found on the industrial side. Light has a great effect on us as humans. Purely from the workers’ perspective, poor lighting can lead to problems such as headaches, fatigue, eye strain and stress.
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