As Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding, automation industry is too, fortunate enough to be able to walk hand-in-hand with it. New range of solutions are available to both improve and increase the productivity. Industrial IoT uses Industrial grade sensors, PLC, Big data, Web services, Internet protocols and Cloud computing to achieve the necessary results.
These flood of new opportunities is overwhelming and inspires one to try them all. But it is important to sort the options to keep focus on automation goals. One of the important impact in this industry is the use of touch screens and cloud storage for huge amount of data. Commercial IoT devices now have powerful platform to drive long-term business models and revenue streams.
The glimpse of future industrial automation has began to be seen. Energy monitoring and management systems are wide spread across many industries. The clear benefits of the technology are now visible . Some of the benefits are:
- Being able to operate machines at their utmost efficiency.
- Efficient usage of power and energy
- Forecasting failure of the machine.
- Live calculation of costing in each process and being able to decide on the prices of the material.
- Power to monitor factory on a handheld mobile device.
By 2020, there will be nearly 7 connected devices per person on the internet. But the challenge consumers will face is deciding the optimal and stable application that can add value to the current devices.