Optimising automation with IIoT informationOct 01, 2018
FEEDBACK AND HOW A SYSTEM REACTS to that feedback, is the key to any good motion control system. The same can be said for almost any type of industrial machinery. When a machine user is armed with feedback from the machine, this information can be used to optimize operation performance, efficiency, and consistency.
This trend in manufacturing to collect and utilize useful feedback from a machine or from an entire manufacturing line is sometimes referred to IoT (Internet of Things), Industry 4.0, or Cloud Computing. As manufacturing companies strive for higher OEE, this information can be critical to unlocking the potential of the equipment.
Automation companies have built functionality into their products to allow the user to access all sorts of information from the automation products themselves and from the equipment they are automating. This information can be crucial in diagnosing issues that result in downtime while at the same time unlocking untapped machine output potential.