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The IIoT Approach with Remote Monitoring [App Story]

IIoT concepts are inspiring new business models. Manufacturers are asking equipment makers to help them improve machine reliability and production uptime. Ecoclean’s innovative approach is breaking new grounds with remote monitoring and diagnostics services for PROFINET networks. Read this application story to find out what they achieved.

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Understanding the IIoT Hype Cycle

To avoid all the hype and implement solutions that solve real world problems, it’s time to focus on actual use cases. Developing standards solely for technology’s sake only exacerbates potential peaks and troughs in the hype cycle of the IIoT.

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Six Steps to IIoT

A recent magazine article outlined six steps to take to implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It was mostly political – form a team, get buy-in from a C-level executive, etc. The political approach may be valuable, but for engineers the steps are different. So here are the six technical steps to the IIoT.

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Industrie 4.0, IIoT, OPC UA, & PROFINET

“The SPS/IPC/Drives Show just closed its doors and I must say it was an exciting show. Of course, Industrie 4.0 and IIoT dominated the fair from the 30 thousand foot view, but the terms tend to be too vague and everyone has their own views about what these describe,” reports Karsten Schneider, PI Chairman.

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Industrie 4.0 and IIoT for Process Automation

The chemical industry is well acquainted with networks. Many locations operate in close raw material and energy networks. This is now to be extended to the data level – or at least the measured value level. For it is apparent that analog measured value transmission in chemical plants is often no longer adequate for future tasks. For this reason, the process industry is now openly discussing the topic of IIoT, Industrie 4.0, and using Ethernet technologies.

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IIoT in Reverse

Most of the talk surrounding the Industrial Internet of Things focuses on moving data upward and outward. Equally important is enabling your factory to handle incoming data.

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PROFINET – Backbone of IIoT and Industry 4.0

In August 2015, Rafael Koenig, Chairman of Profibus Australia, presented at the Future Networks Forum, part of the Westwick Farrow ACI Connect event, to an audience of automation, control, and instrumentation professionals, about Profinet’s role in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things.

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