It refers to the medium that will be used to send this information. It can be via a wired network, WiFi, 3G, 4G, or networks explicitly created to meet IoT demands such as LoRa, Sigfox, and NB-IoT.
How Can It Be Used In An Industrial Area?
1- Iot In Industry: To Replace Labor In Repetitive Processes
Eliminating repetitive processes is undoubtedly one of the features that most convince managers to invest in IoT, as we get ROI (return on investment) quickly. This point is also a characteristic of Industry 4.0, so we defend that when the company wants to start an Industry 4.0 project, it starts by eliminating jobs that do not add value. For this specific function, no intelligent sensor is indicated; here comes our strategy of knowing the process and seeing how we can act with the technology. But rest assured that if in your work environment people are doing the same job over and over again, it can be replaced.
2- Iot In Industry: To Reduce Urgent Machine Maintenance
Does your company also have machines that stop working, and you have to ask for urgent maintenance? If so, it must also happen that the service provider that performs the maintenance does not respond with the urgency you need. That machine has stopped generating a cycle of stopped resources that depend on it and ends up generating discomfort and unforeseen expense. This example scenario is very common. Many resources can be saved when you have an intelligent sensor or industrial robot that provisions when new maintenance is needed and indicates when that machine is not operating within its normal range. With this indication, you can act preventively in maintenance and avoid all this cost with your inoperative operation. Smart protection measures must be taken seriously; the cost of deploying IoT in the industry is minimal. But what about someone’s life, is there anyone who pays? How about reviewing with your company’s security area how preventive action is taken and what information they have in real-time about risk areas?