IIoT – Applications

The Industrial IoT (IIoT) is much more advanced than the commercial IoT, the things in Iot are actually the connected sensors in Industrial Internet of Things. Hundreds of millions of connected wired and wireless pressure, level, flow, temperature, vibration, acoustic, position, analytical, and other sensors are installed and operating in the industrial sector, and millions more are added annually, increasing value with additional monitoring, analysis, and optimization. The Industrial Internet of Things has been heralded primarily as a way to improve operational efficiency. In today’s environment, companies can also benefit greatly by seeing it as a tool for finding growth in unexpected opportunities.

The IIoT connects sensors to analytic and other systems to automatically improve performance, safety, reliability, and energy efficiency. In IIoT data is collected from sensors much more cost effectively because sensors are often battery-powered and wireless. Collected data is interpreted strategically using big data analytics and other techniques to turn the data into actionable information. This information is presented to the right person (plant personnel or remote experts) and at the right time. Based on this information the personnel do take corrective actions leading to performance improvements.

Aerospace is one of the many industrial sectors which require the processing of information in real- time in order to ensure high performance. With the help of the Industrial Internet of Things technology, the Aerospace industry will be able to create highly integrated, reliable as well as high- performance systems with the help of standard- based software and machines. In the aerospace industry, there is the need for tactical communication systems which need to be reinstalled as well as configured within a given number of hours. Apart from this, command data has to be delivered with 100 percent accuracy in order to make sure that there is no breach in the operations taking place at different stages. Aerospace companies have mainly introduced IIoT solutions on the factory floor for tracking tools and parts.

Taleris, a joint venture by General Electric and Accenture, is at the forefront of developing IoT solutions for airlines, aimed at minimizing delays and disruptions by analyzing data collected from sensors on airplanes.

Uptake of these IoT technologies in the aerospace sector has been slow, as cost-savings are not easy to estimate, but as the benefits of these systems become apparent, interest from airlines will grow. The widespread usage of analytics programs that have the ability to monitor aircraft proactively not only improves turnaround times for airlines but also helps meet customer needs more effectively.

Aerospace is one of the applications of the Industrial Internet of Things to. There are many other applications as such. We will come across the rest in the coming blog.

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