The Industrial Internet of Things continues to take hold throughout the manufacturing industry. As more companies adopt Industry 4.0, new uses, and applications for the IIoT are being discovered.  

Here are some developing trends in IIoT usage for 2022 thus far:  

  • Increase in predictive maintenance – Unplanned downtime for manufacturing equipment can disrupt or completely halt operations. To combat this, many manufacturers have developed predictive maintenance strategies as well as installed IIoT-enabled predictive maintenance technologies. These technologies include temperature sensors and robotics, which collect data and help manufacturers act when necessary.   
  • Improved cybersecurity – As the recession takes hold, manufacturers have become more vigilant about cyberthreats, adding more proactive measures to their operations. Increased network accessibility and the enormity of the data is driving the manufacturing industry to invest more in cybersecurity.   
  • Implementing IT asset management – An ITAM system helps manufacturers keep track of IIoT devices and components. The companies know whenever a component needs replacing and can also set up alerts for whenever a part needs to be changed or serviced.   
  • Functional safety – IIoT functional safety technologies are being implemented all over production plants, and these smart technologies alert workers to take precautions to stay safe and healthy.   

Where does your company stand with smart manufacturing initiatives? 2W Tech can step in to help you along the way no matter where you are in your journey. 2W Tech is a technology service provider that specializes in solutions for the manufacturing industry. Give us a call today to learn more about adopting smart manufacturing solutions within your operations.  

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