Automation once focused solely on labor. Now, knowledge is being automated.
Getting connected the smart way with a SCADA system is a critical step in the process. Through the use of supervisory control and data acquisition, or SCADA, the gathering of data in real time is automated to manage components like conveyor belts and adjust climate controls to save energy.
Preventative maintenance is one area that will benefit. All machines, including robots, need to have physical parts replaced, software upgraded or both. The IIoT can alert supervisors to emerging problems that require adjustments before a problem occurs.