Anyone who has contemplated the advantages of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has probably also faced up to its challenges. In a recent article in Industrial Automation Asia titled “Putting IIoT In Reach Of Every Industrial Company With Task-Specific Apps In A Digital Ecosystem” Susan Wang, Wireless Manager, Asia Pacific, Emerson Automation Solutions, addresses these issues.
Susan says, “The draw is that implementation of IIoT can mean not having to collect data manually – a huge relief, especially on days when it’s cold and icy, rainy and windy, or hot and humid. Companies want to receive reports pinpointing where maintenance is required, automatically. Professionals in the process industries say the main reasons they are collecting data are for process improvements (75 percent), diagnostics and predictive maintenance (68 percent), and quality control (51 percent).” The problem is, “Over 50 percent of businesses report that they have too much data to be able to analyze it efficiently, and 44 percent report that they could do a better job at analyzing their data.”
Susan goes on to say, “What’s needed is a digital transformation with scalable technology and a strategy that matches even a smaller company’s business goals. This is now possible with task-specific applications such as Emerson’s Plantweb Insight, a component of the Plantweb digital ecosystem. These applications are all web-based and available on any device, allowing companies to start as small or as large as they need to be and continue to expand as the need dictates. This new technology is industry independent, so it can work in a huge variety of applications.”
The article then details a number of applications that are currently employing Plantweb Insight apps for stem traps, pumps, heat exchangers, and more.
If you’re currently grappling with either the advantages or the challenges of IIoT, you can’t miss this article. As the title suggests, Plantweb Insight literally puts IIoT within reach of every company. It’s the breakthrough many enterprises, large and small, have been waiting for. Read the full article here, and for more information on Plantweb Insight, click here.
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