Intelligent automation in the industrial internet of things
The industrial internet of things (IIoT) combines the real world and the virtual world. This is made possible by a complex interplay of mechanics, electronics and information technology. It forms the basis for networked technical systems. Real objects such as machines and plants are linked to IoT technologies via sensors. These networked technical systems are now being used along the entire industrial value chain. They monitor machine processes and report errors, initiate maintenance autonomously or enable the production of customized products with a batch size of 1.
Add IIoT capabilities to existing products, improve the usability of services or increase the efficiency of systems and processes: Selective collection and evaluation of meaningful machine and sensor data can create extensive added value, regardless of the industry, service or product. The Industrial IoT offers almost all sectors of the economy a wide range of opportunities for product, service and business model innovation. However, developing secure networked systems is often a complex process that brings together multiple technologies and methods. Other challenges in implementing IIoT projects include the often large number of different data sources, the need for standardized interfaces and the protection of data and information.