IIoT Tag

Industry 4.0 is the next big thing. The smart connection of production sites and thus the intelligent monitoring of products from design over manufacturing to delivery to the customer allows to gain completely new and highly valuable insights on production and design processes. Industrial IoT (IIoT) technology which enables the Industry 4.0 can be complex and the implementation can take a lot of effort – however it holds great benefits even for smaller businesses. In order to help mid-sized and small businesses to understand the available solutions and learn how toRead More
Wireless technology and sophisticated low power semiconductor products have enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer electronics – now it is time to implement similar solutions into industrial applications. The next few years are crucial for modern companies in order to stay efficient and to optimise their workflows and production processes. Wireless connectivity solutions for the industrial IoT (IIoT, often referred to as Industry 4.0) have to be reliable, cost-efficient and secure. This also applies to consumer applications but for industrial applications the challenge of delivering the necessary levelRead More
A while ago we reported about opportunities and challenges of the Industrial IoT or in other words Industry 4.0. We also reported about the high involvement of the Fraunhofer Society in current research projects aiming at the acceleration and realisation of new industrial concepts. Now the Fraunhofer Application Center Industrial Automation (IOSB-INA) and the Miele & Cie. KG have cooperated in order to optimise the production of dishwashers – with great results. The first workstation on the new pre-assembly line at Miele’s Bielefeld plant, producing chambers for commercial dishwashers andRead More