The primary drive for automation IoT is to significantly reduce operating expenditures when automation devices, sensors and actuators become Internet-enabled devices. It’s the next huge leap in productivity because there are major advantages to be derived from the acquisition and organization of previously unthinkable amounts of data. New Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software (EMI) brings manufacturing-related data together from many sources for reporting, analysis, visual summaries and passing data between enterprise-level and plant-floor systems.
- Managing all of your home devices from one place
- Flexibility for new devices and appliances.
- Maximizing home security.
- Improved appliance functionality.
Industrial IoT must be self-organizing, self-configuring, self-healing, scalable to large sizes, with very low energy consumption, low cost, simple to install and based on global standards. That’s a tall order, which current automation network standards simply cannot meet. In my opinion, with the spread of IoT, the ZigBee over standard, currently languishing with minimal market share, will emerge to mainstream prominence.
Industrial automation absorbs smart technologies as well. We mentioned earlier that IoT helps reduce costs, increase productivity, and safety for human workers as well as for the industry as a whole. But the cost of the IoT technology itself should not be ignored. Adding “smartness” to a product inevitably increases its price and adds some specific layers to maintaining.