The industry, especially the manufacturing sector in India and other regions of the world is abuzz with terms like IoT, IIoT, and Industry 4.0. While you may have heard these terms doing the rounds, you may not have yet figured out what they exactly mean. These series of articles aims to solve the confusion surrounding these terms, with a special focus on IIoT. It also outlines the benefits to businesses that choose to embrace them. Read on!
IIoT for Vehicle Assembly
Long before the internet, the pioneer of automobile industry, Henry Ford, realized the importance of reducing the time to assemble vehicles. The result was vehicle assembly line, which reduced the assembly time from almost 12 hours to less than 2 hours.
A recent development, the IoT is a digital platform that allows different manufacturing resources and objects to be embedded with actuators, digital services and sensors.
Industrial Internet of Things - IIoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a global infrastructure that enables advanced services by interconnecting physical as well as virtual things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies.
The first industrial revolution started in the eighteenth century with the use of water and steam power for production equipment. It was therefore termed as ‘mechanization’.
Just a decade or two ago, physical space played main role in industry. Human beings organized physical assets, close in distance, to handle design and manufacturing tasks. However, due to limited personal capabilities and geographical constraints, high ef