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Internet of Things in Manufacturing

How to Use the Internet of Things (IoT) in Manufacturing

Internet of things (IoT) is influencing our lifestyle from the way we react from the way we behave from air conditioners that you can control from your smartphones to smart cars providing the shortest route or your smartwatch that tracks your daily activities.

IoT is a giant network of connected devices that gather and share data about how they are used.

When it comes to manufacturing business, they are very much in a reactive state by reactive state it means that manufacturing plants wait for a potentially negative occurrence to happen and then react to it rather than utilizing modern-day advances and analytics and data collection to predict when those occurrences are going to occur.

Using the internet of things (IoT) manufacturing businesses will be assured to perform effectively and efficiently by doing better planning, controlling, analyzing, integrating, optimizing the processes, and also it enables them to raise the optimum capacity of their brim.

Used of  Internet of Things in Manufacturing

1) Quality of the Products:
There are two ways to monitor the production quality of the goods either during the work in progress stage as the production cycle moves or monitoring the machines through which the product needs to do.
IoT enables this process proactively with the thermal and video sensors which result in collecting the accurate data of the products and for the machines as well. In case of any diversion in the normal setting of the machinery which might result in poor quality products will be detected early with IoT.

Thus internet of Things (IoT) ensures the quality of products in the manufacturing units be as needed.

2) Optimum management of inventory:
The inventory management system that is IoT-driven enables the manufacturers to get accurate and constant visibility into the statuses, automate inventory tracking and reporting not only this the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) along IoT gives astonishing results. Each and every item in the inventory gets labeled by an RFID tag that carries a unique identification number (UID). RFID readers are used to fetching the data from the tag the fetch data is stored in the cloud for processing with this process users will get access to manage the inventory with optimization.

3) Predictive maintenance:
Manufacturers follow the time-based approach which is a traditional approach in which the maintenance and servicing of the machinery and equipment are scheduled as per the planning of the manufacturers. According to the ARC group study having a time-based approach for the maintenance of the machinery is an ineffective approach to run the business.
Manufacturers can easily avoid such ineffectiveness by simply using IoT. Internet of things sensors enables the manufacturers to monitor the conditioning and calibration of machines, the accurate performance analytics from the cloud enables in evaluating real time wear tear if any. This process leads to giving the field technicians a better understanding of machinery which result in time and cost savings.

4) Safety in operations:
The day covid-19 has entered into our lives monitoring the health of our co-workers has become a part of our lives, in addition to IoT in combination with big data analytics emphasis in optimizing the safety of workers, equipment, and operations in manufacturing plants. The use of IoT devices by the employees will lead to providing health metrics while they are working that too in detail which includes their heart rate, stress level fatigue, and general movement hence IoT ensures optimum standardization of safety in the workplace not only this IoT device can be used in tracking KPIs. of the workers.

5) Optimise packaging:

For every manufacturer, the aim is to add value to the lives of their customers with their products. Through IoT, they ensure smart packaging in their manufacturing unit which enables the consumers to engage with them by generating data to handle a product more effectively. The sensors, QR codes AR/VR/Mr are the option by which smart packaging and IoT both work together in different ways.

Conclusion

To conclude we say that the Internet of Things (IoT) has tons and tons of benefits in manufacturing it is changing the way manufacturing business is done efficiently. For any queries feel free to contact us at aeologic.com