Connected Manufacturing: Data Driven Creation
The Internet of Things is about leveraging the millions of data points produced by everything every second, analyzing that information and putting it to work.
Manufacturing is one of the key industries that could benefit drastically from IoT.
Imagine if you could know a piece of machinery in your assembly line needed to be replaced in two weeks. That notification would allow you to order the part in advance and make necessary changes to workflow, thus minimizing disruption. Imagine what it would look like if machinery could self-correct and adjust based on real time data about its performance and the performance of machines around it, resulting in increased efficiency and synchronization.
There are endless benefits to a totally connected manufacturing experience, and this value can be actualized in a variety of ways.
If you are looking to get more out of your existing data, retrofitting existing machinery with sensors that provide diagnostic and performance information into an easily digested dashboard revolutionizes previously manual health inspections.
Asset visualization more applicable to your organization? Measuring production speed and average cost through IoT connections provides greater insights into your business. Real time asset visualization shows the value of your organization’s workflow in a tangible way.
The injection of IoT into any manufacturing environment allows you to make data driven decisions that lessen the amount of down time when changes inevitably occur in your production process. IBM has even developed a “virtual factory” that allows you to use real performance data from your physical factory and simulate retooling, new role appropriations and changes to the floor prior to physical implementation.
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Clare Maher is the Product Marketing Manager at ClearObject. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College (#gobelles), Clare can usually be found yelling at the screen during a Notre Dame game, quoting any film ever made or touring the Indy restaurant scene.