Do you know why the terms industry 4.0, industry of the future, cyber factory or connected factory are now part of our daily lives? Because the industry sector is at the heart of an ongoing digital revolution. Because lately, things have a tendency to speed up. Probably also because industries are increasingly opting for a differentiating strategy, optimizing operating costs and limiting malfunctions. To achieve this operational excellence, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an excellent ally, a solution capable of understanding current and future industrial changes.
As a factor of facilitation, co-construction and operational excellence, the IoT offers various levers to ensure the sustainability of your company. But in concrete terms, how does it work? How can the Internet of Things both optimize industrial production tools and anticipate bugs and malfunctions? From product manufacturing to customer satisfaction to process security, we will explain how IoT will help you achieve industrialoperational excellence.
You make the product, the IoT provides the digital analysis service
Connected tools, sensors, algorithms, analysis platforms, data processing are all elements that make the work of collecting and examining data possible. The IoT makes it possible to collect detailed information and above all to improve manufacturing processes in industry by analysing them. But there is more to the Industrial Internet of Things than that. It is also a fabulous toolbox that has the power to observe and analyze the behavior of machines in order to offer a tailored and even predictive service.
If the industrialists, to whom Synox offers its As an integrator and service provider in the Internet ofThings, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your know-how by sharing our expertise with you. Managing the complexity of an IoT project cannot be improvised. That’s why we offer our customers a single platform to manage and integrate all their connected devices. In addition to this, solutions for securing devices, networks and data are also available, enabling the ultimate goal of operational excellence to be achieved.
For example, it is possible to collect data on all your machines, aggregate them and provide you with a complete dashboard that allows you to know the situation of the production line in real time.
IoT analyzes and leverages your data to predict the unexpected
On the production line, the IoT makes it possible to anticipate various problems that could potentially be envisaged but that were not previously thought of. It also helps keep machine downtime and breakage to a minimum. From predictive maintenance to productivity improvement, the Internet of Things is a major asset for industry.
Simplification, security and management are the key words of the IoT. Connecting the industry means making it possible for information to flow between the various machines connected. It is also and above all, optimizing the monitoring of devices. In the medical field, the IoT allows a better monitoring of machines and patients. In the agricultural sector, it improves the management of machinery, soil irrigation and the reduction of losses.
IoT is the art of predictive analysis, anticipating breakdowns, wear and tear of parts and machines. To do this, we install a series of sensors on your equipment capable of collecting a certain amount of data. Please note that we are able to graft sensors to your existing automatons, easily and at low cost. In a second step, the collected data are analyzed to draw up different types of machine functionings. It is thus possible to anticipate malfunctions, to avoid breakdowns, to opt for adapted maintenance, to spot repeated bugs, and thus potentially to set up both a history of machine behaviour and repeated and/or new anomalies.
In addition to improving processes, the IoT will allow you to foresee the unforeseeable, to contextualize your production in space and time. Here, it is no longer a matter of simply collecting information in real time, but of projecting into the future, modelling and simulating optimised production systems.
The IoT, for an industry closer to operational excellence
The sectors that are at the forefront of Industry 4. 0 are the automotive, electronics, aerospace and food industries. However, other industrial fields are also concerned. In the near future, the Internet of Things will affect all sectors of industry. And that’s for a very simple reason: IoT is one of the main ways to flirt with operational excellence via methods of facilitation and anticipation of needs.
For a company like Synox, the objective is to co-construct with its clients optimal conditions of adaptability while helping them to flourish in a constantly changing digital environment. Coaching is key, but so is providing intuitive management platforms to encourage individual autonomy.
Today, the industry is evolving in a world of standards, traceability and security, of which the IoT is an integral part. This is why Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things are both interconnected and inseparable.
To succeed in the digital transition, to adapt to the major changes of this 4th industrial revolution and to achieve operational excellence, industries have every interest in opting for the IoT and all the perspectives it offers. Beyond this, they will also have to show agility in the face of change by redefining the place of each employee, teamwork and transversality.