INTERNET-OF-THINGS.pngIn business, information is gold – but it shouldn’t be treated like a hoard of treasure. Manufacturers must have information available to those who really need it when it is needed, not just as a report to look back on to see what could have been done differently. With the Internet of Things (IoT), that no longer is the case. 

WHAT IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)?

IoT involves the use of sensors and communications technology to collect and share data in a more efficient manner. With this increased level of interconnectivity, factories can function like a well-oiled machine, with technology in all areas communicating with each other in real-time to create an environment of complete visibility and productivity. 

INTERCONNECTIVITY FOR OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE

Is your business: Spending more time and/or money fixing equipment than maintaining it? Creating finished products, only to discover they are defective after the fact? Looking to eliminate sources of bottlenecks or flaws in production?

INTERNET OF THINGS CAN HELP BY:

  • Providing real-time visibility into operations. How effective are your processes? When is your next machine going to break down? Where are most defects coming from? These questions and more can be answered with IoT. By incorporating technologies such as sensors into the plant, key information about operations can be communicated directly to workers in the moment. This data gives manufacturers greater insight into different elements of production, enabling them to predict when machines are about to break down, locate sources of bottlenecks and identify any areas in production that can be improved. 

  • Optimizing performance. Once manufacturers have access to this insightful data, they can respond to any issues in production, ultimately avoiding or minimizing all negative impacts. New levels of productivity and efficiency can be achieved as manufacturers now have the tools needed to better utilize resources, improve workplace safety and optimize production quality. 

Reach new levels of productivity and visibility in your plant with the Internet of Things. To learn more about how IoT can empower your production improvements, contact inquiry@the-center.org or call 888.414.6682.