Internet of Things (IoT) is the next phase of the industrial revolution. IoT has the power to bring all physical devices to the digital realm. It can connect each device and update the real-time information to the user. Still, numerous people in the industries are aware of the technology but are unaware of the application and impact of this technology.
I have tried to explain the best IoT Manufacturing Application that can change the process of business and increase efficiency.
Increases Production Visibility
Industrial IoT can connect with various devices, tools, machines, and sensors and give a real-time count on the number of production carried out every minute, the production engineer, and manufacturer. For example, the product manager can automatically track parts as they move with sensors like RFID and break beam.
Moreover, when we integrate IoT with the industrial tools, it gives the product manager a clear picture of the team performance. This level is invisibility helps the manufacturer keep track of the production and increase the efficiency.
Increases Operator Productivity
Industrial IoT can increase the productivity of the manufacturing process. Using IoT enabled tools, operators can go through the workflows quickly and can save a massive amount of time.
For instance, pick-to-light devices help the operator find the work they need much quicker and, hence, saves time. This helps to speed up the work process.
Decrease Time Cycle for Various Process
Using IoT enabled devices automates the process and saves a tremendous amount of time for all the frontline engineers. Frontliner engineers are manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and all other general-purpose technicians.
Without IoT enabled devices, shop floor engineers have to analyze the data manually. But, with the help of IoT, all such repetitive process will vanish.
Reduce the Cost of Quality Management Systems
Quality Management System (QMS) is hard to implement and maintain. IoT can reduce the cost associated with the process by automating and streamlining the process control plan.
By IoT sensors, the manufacturer can automatically check variables and quantity, thus reduces the resource and time dedicated to the QMS.
Improve Quality Through Continous Monitoring
The environmental sensor helps to monitor conditions critical to quality continuously and alert the management whenever the condition is above the threshold limit.
For instance, in pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, maintaining temperature is of the utmost importance as it directly affects the quality of the medicine.
By enabling IoT sensors, the management will get an alert alarm whenever the temperature, humidity, or any other critical condition is not favorable for the manufacturing of the medicines.
Enhance Machine Utilization
Industrial IoT enabled manufacturers to connect their machines to the internet. This allows manufacturers to monitor important KPIs such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Overall Process Effectiveness (OPE) in real-time. Tracking such parameters helps the manufacturer to analyze and fix the cause unplanned downtime, provide the maintenance on time, or even before the machine gets dysfunctional.
Many times sensors help to predict equipment failure and hence reduce maintenance cost by 40%. Adopting IoT leads to money-saving and proper functionality of each complex process.
Adapting to IoT is a must need for each industry to be ahead of the competition. Each sector is significantly impacted by the IoT and opens up endless business opportunities.
The future of most companies depends on how companies adapt to these future changing technologies. I hope this article has helped you understand how important it is to adopt these technologies.