Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Minnesota AI
What is IIoT?
IIoT is the influence technology is having on manufacturing. Typically, this involves implementing new or existing technologies somewhere in the manufacturing process in order to save time and money.
Who benefits from IIoT?
Everyone who interacts with the final product, in essence, can benefit from IIoT. This includes the workers at the plant, the distributors, the consumers and even the environment. The goal is to improve efficiency while reducing waste, this in turn passes the savings on to the consumer and can potentially reduce the impact it has on the environment.
Why does it matter?
IIoT is like a social network but for machines in factories. In an ideal environment, each machine is in constant communication with each other. But not just at the local level. If you have several factories around the world, thanks to cloud computing, you’ll be able to view how those factories are performing. The operator can the use the data that is being collected and analyze where in the process it can improve it’s efficiency.