IoT technology is used in the manufacturing industry to wirelessly connect equipment and machines. The data from the machines gives manufacturers greater insight in their operations, driving efficiency, boost productivity and creates the potential to offer new services. Using IoT-enabled sensors, manufacturers can detect when machines require servicing before issues arise.
IoT is used in discrete, batch and continuous process manufacturing to better manage complex production cycles by connecting all parts of the production process. IoT technology is used to monitor demand, forecast production, reduce waste, and improve product design.
IoT technology is used to monitor the performance of assembly lines. IoT-enabled sensors detect items on the assembly line and provide data that is used to perform tasks from inspection and testing to shipping. Factory workers use IoT-enabled wearable devices such as smart glasses and gloves when inspecting and assembling items.
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IoT is used in material handling to monitor materials and products using IoT-enabled sensors and tags. IoT-enabled driverless vehicles are used to lift heavy or dangerous objects so that workers don’t have to. IoT sensors enable predictive maintenance in warehouses to avoid hazards and unexpected breakdowns. IoT sensors are used in material handling to monitor products while in transit and storage to maintain their quality.
IoT technology has helped to streamline the distribution sector by making inventories more efficient. IoT-enabled sensors and RFID tags are used to track incoming and outgoing stock. IoT helps distributors monitor the entire supply chain, from the manufacturer’s production line all the way to the customer.
IoT is used in packaging to improve logistics management, optimise inventory and boost customer engagement. Smart packaging is embedded with IoT sensors. IoT sensors can monitor for tampering, track packages across the supply chain, monitor temperature for perishable or sensitive items. Consumers can engage with smart packaging to find out more information on the product and how to use it.
IoT technology is used in warehouses and logistics to track inventory using IoT-enabled smart labels and RFID tags. IoT sensors help monitor storage conditions such as temperature, humidity and ensure security. IoT sensors monitor cargo for theft or mishandling. IoT is used in logistics to help customers track arrival time of their goods. IoT solutions help to improve the accuracy of delivery schedules.
IoT technology is used to monitor pipelines for leaks, IoT sensors are used to monitor and improve air and water quality, monitoring and controlling pipeline infrastructure such as pumping and compressor stations, terminals, and tanks.
IoT technology is widely used in the agriculture and mining sectors to improve efficiency and profitability. IoT helps to boost farming production and lower the cost with the use of connected devices to monitor water and soil quality, manage production, processing and storage, track livestock and equipment. IoT is used in the mining sector to improve the health and safety of miners, reduce environmental impact, reduce costs, and monitor everything from drilling and water quality to dust levels and driver fatigue.
IoT technology is used in forestry to track the forest environment in case of fires, to monitor logging and wildlife and to assess the health of crops and vegetation.
IoT technology is used in collar tags to locate, track and monitor the health and well-being of livestock and cattle. IoT-enabled climate and soil sensors tell farmers when it is the optimal time to plant and harvest crops. IoT sensors collect data on crop health and growth.
Farms, warehouses, factories; these are all operations that rely on visibility and control over their processes. IoT and mobile connectivity give that in spades, while saving time and money to boot.
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IoT devices to track and receive data from underground operations, IoT-enabled ventilation for mines, IoT solutions that track equipment such as drills, loaders, and trucks to improve productivity, IoT solutions that manage machine downtime, driverless trucks that haul ore from mining sites. Noise, vibration, and pollution sensors to protect workers.
IoT technology is used in Distributed control systems (DCS) and Programmable logic controllers (PLC) to add intelligence to industrial automation, facilitate predictive life-cycle management and improve security and safety.
Robots and autonomous guided vehicles are used in the industrial sector to increase productivity, restock inventory in warehouses, to load and unload trucks, perform quality control on conveyor belts and build cars.
IoT sensors in CNC machines allows operators to remotely track the condition of machines and schedule maintenance. IoT helps reduce CNC machine downtimes and increase worker safety by reducing manual work.
IoT-enabled conveyor belts help to reduce downtime by using predictive maintenance to monitor wear and tear and usage. Conveyor belts can be fitted with IoT sensor to track items. IoT sensors can track the voltage, temperature, and vibrations on conveyor belts.
IoT is used to improve the performance and efficiency of control valves which helps save on maintenance costs, prevent leaks, and troubleshoot valve misfires.
IoT is used in actuators to monitor the motion of objects, in motors to enable precise rotational movements of devices, in relays to operate lamps, heaters and smart vehicles, in home appliances such as locking mechanisms and controllers for IoT-enabled gas and water leak monitoring systems.
Self-driving tractors that monitor the number of seeds planted per acre.
Examples of IoT devices such as robots to pick crops which can work 24/7, these machines can determine which fruits and vegetables to pick and control quality.
IoT-enabled irrigation systems to map and monitor irrigated land. Smart irrigation helps farmers to avoid water wastage and improve the quality of their crops. IoT-enabled sensors in the soil monitor temperature and moisture this tells the water pump when to switch on and off.
IoT technology can be used in pesticide management to assess environmental conditions, plant infection in certain seasons and pesticide mixtures to automate pesticide dispensing.
Drones are used in farming to monitor planting, crop spraying and crop health. Drones are used to monitor environmental impact of pesticides and help farmers survey and map fields for yield prediction. Drones can be used to pollinate crops and detect weeds.