Application of Industrial IoT

1. Manufacturing supply chain management:

Enterprises can use IoT technology to grasp the information of raw material procurement, inventory, sales, etc., and predict the price trend of supply materials, supply and demand, etc. through big data analysis, which helps to perfect and optimize the supply chain management system, improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs. Airbus builds the largest and most efficient supply chain system in the global manufacturing industry by applying sensor network technology in the supply chain system.


2. Process optimization in the production process:

The ubiquitous sensing characteristics of the industrial Internet of Things improve the ability and level of process line detection, real-time parameter acquisition, and material consumption monitoring, realize intelligent monitoring, intelligent control, intelligent diagnosis, intelligent decision making and intelligent maintenance, increase productivity and reduce energy consumption through data analysis and processing.  Steel companies use a variety of sensors and communication networks to achieve real-time monitoring of the width, thickness and temperature of processed products in the production process, improving product quality and optimizing production processes.


3. Monitoring and management of production equipment:

Use sensor technology to monitor the health of production equipment, it can track the use of industrial machinery and equipment in production process in time, and send the collected data to the data analysis center of equipment manufacturer through network for processing. It can effectively carry out machine fault diagnosis and prediction, fast and accurately locate the cause of failure, improve maintenance efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. GE Oil &Gas Group has established 13 i-Centers (integrated service centers) for different products around the world, it conducts online monitoring and real-time monitoring of devices through sensors and networks, and provides solutions for equipment maintenance and troubleshooting.


4. Environmental monitoring and energy management:

The integration of industrial Internet of things and environmental protection equipment can realize real-time monitoring of various pollution sources and key indicators of pollution control in the process of industrial production. In the chemical, light industry, thermal power plants and other enterprises that deploy sensor networks, not only can they monitor corporate sewage data real-time, but also use intelligent data alarm to detect the abnormal discharge and stop the corresponding production process to prevent sudden environmental pollution accidents. Telecom operators have begun to promote real-time monitoring solutions for pollution control based on the Internet of Things.


5. Industrial safety production management:

"Safe production" is the top priority in modern industry. Industrial IoT technology can monitor the safety status information of operators, equipment machines and surrounding environment in real time by installing sensors in dangerous working environments such as mining equipment, oil and gas pipelines, miners and equipment, and obtain safety elements in the production environment from all aspects, upgrade the existing network supervision platform to a systematic, open and diversified comprehensive network supervision platform, effectively ensuring industrial production safety.