The Industrial Internet of Things - What it is and Where to Learn More

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The term Internet of Things (IoT) has fast become a commonplace phrase referring to the interconnectedness via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects. This integration enables objects to send and receive data, tracking anything and everything imaginable. An idea that has quickly grown into an industrial movement, how does the IoT apply under the umbrella of hydraulic system management and development? 

The Industrial Internet of Things 

IIoT, or the Industrial Internet of Things, refers to the general principles of IoT, applied in a factory setting. Tim Faillo of Hydraulics & Pneumatics Magazine, outlines some overriding principles behind the concept including:  

  1. Starting with an understanding of what specific business or operational goals are desired with an IoT architecture (be that a reduction in downtime, increase of production speeds, leveraging predictive analytics, etc.).
  2. Procuring intelligent components that are able to connect to the desired architecture.
  3. Partnering with a reliable manufacturer that has proven the capability to own the IoT architecture and facilitate the attainment of the initial desired goals.

For example, imagine using IIoT to monitor your equipment’s hours, integrated with environment like weather or terrain, and that data to develop a more intuitive preventative maintenance program. IIot solutions can be used to conduct and record a trend analysis, forecasting the likelihood and timing of repair needs, before you’re faced with any downtime. These systems can also be used to optimize performance and  improve life span of all of your equipment.

Learn More About the IIoT

This is a huge topic, and we’ve scoured the Internet to gather the most pertinent, timely information available. Check it out! 

Read Tim Faillo’s complete article entitled, Bringing the Industrial Internet of Things to Fluid Power here.

FluidPower World outlines “Industry 4.0” in terms wireless factory control, providing a great overview of what different full integration platforms are available and what’s on the horizon. 

Experts explain how hydraulic or pneumatic devices are being modernized for the Internet of Things, exploring current technology trends withMachine Design.

The overall goal of any manufacturing advancement is to increase efficiency, adding value to the end user. That’s what IIoT is all about. We understand the importance of this connectedness and measurement/monitoring of your equipment. We continue to invest in our manufacturing technology and supply chain metrics to provide efficiencies to our production teams and our customers.

If there is any way we can assist you with replacement hydraulic fittings or adapters for your equipment maintenance programs, please contact usto start the conversation, today.

 

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