The Internet totally changed how we live our lives. 30 years ago, you had to go to a college campus to attend class, you had to drive to the office to go to work, you had to physically go to the grocery store to buy basic necessities, and you had to be in the same room as your friend in order to be social. Today, we can do all of these things by ourselves from the comfort of our own homes.
The Internet is such an integral part of our lives that many people feel at a loss if they go a couple of days without Internet access. They feel as though they’ve been hurled back in time, and they have no idea of what’s going on in the world around them. They are unsure of how to do basic tasks without the aid of the Internet. And to an extent, they are right.
We live in an age when everyone knows how to make Chicken Marsala, everyone knows how to change their own oil, and everyone knows how build their own furniture as long as they know how to use the Internet.
In the same way that the Internet totally changed how we go about daily life, the Industrial Internet of Things is poised to revolutionize manufacturing as we know it.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Industrial Internet for short, essentially focuses on taking the connectivity and responsiveness of the Internet, and applying it to industry. This includes machine learning, machine-to-machine communication, collecting and applying sensor data, and automation. The purpose of IIoT is to make manufacturing, and all industry, as efficient and intelligent as possible.
Though there are many concerns over IIoT, such as incompatible architectures and security, the benefits of interconnected machinery are as evident as the benefits of the Internet.
Speed, efficiency, and information are key elements of industry, and that’s precisely what IIoT is set to capitalize on. IIoT will be as revolutionary for manufacturing as the Internet was for the rest of the world.
It’s possible that your factory is running servos that have been around since before the Internet was a household staple. If you’re planning on keeping up with the changing times and IIoT, you need to make sure that your motion control system is up to snuff. Give us a call and we can see to it that your Indramat system is operating as it should.