For all manufacturing industries throughout the globe, 2021 was a year of disparity with continuous challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic in supply chain, workforce shortages and so on. However, experiencing a phase of difficulty, manufacturers continued to rise to the opportunity to innovate and support during a crisis with capacity increment and a safe working environment. To achieve this, technology-driven solutions such as automation and remote monitoring and operation are enabled to ramp up operations and keep workers safe and healthy in manufacturing industries. Let us check out some Industrial Internet of Things trends (IIoT) which are anticipated in 2022 for several industries like safety, reliability and flexibility as key concerns throughout this year and beyond.
- Remote Monitoring and Operation:
With so many advances in Industry 4.0, sensors are the key driver in this area. The primary benefit is to process and performance monitoring sensors retrieves data and insights which can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. This implies decision making with real time data collected by around-the-clock monitoring no matter where personnel are located.
- Sensor progression and Innovations:
The widespread availability of 5G networking in communications technology facilitates the installation of more sensors resulting in more data collection for painting a fuller picture of operations with insights of events and ability to prevent them.
- Predictive Data-Driven Technologies:
One of the biggest deterioration in manufacturing industries is unexpected downtime, which can cause decline in resources for a manufacturer, cutting into the bottom line, threatening deadlines and adverse effects in equipment life span and output quality. Predictive technology with advances in sensors and communications enables closer monitoring in real-time than ever before. Predictive maintenance enables manufactures in early identification of potential problems, convenient downtime scheduling by ensuring that parts and personnel are prepared and keeps running the planned operations.
- Health and Safety:
Employees health and safety has become a new meaning in 2020 and 2021 with ongoing concern over the health of people in the same work environment. IIoT can also underlay monitoring technologies applied for machines to humans as well, for instance, employee locations on the facility floor, tracking their close contacts, recording human temperatures on the work floor even faster.
- Agility in supply chains:
IIoT enabled data analysis and communication offers exceptional flexibility in areas such as supply chain enabling the manufacturers to be more agile in supplier selection, ordering and procurement strategy, and inventory management.
- The Smart Factory
In the current era 5G communications are becoming more commonplace, with IIoT technology increasingly being incorporated and adopted. With these both trends and technologies the era of the smart factory is truly upon and the anticipation towards 2022 is to adopt normalcy in smart factories.
The lessons learnt by manufacturing industries during 2020 and 2021 likely means the importance of adopting several trends enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in 2022. As a leader in delivering applications and products to manufacturing industries join with Sterison Technology Private Limited, to take advantage of these IIoT trends now and in the future. Contact us for a FREE DEMO!