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The IIoT: It’s Everywhere

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Cabe Atwell   6/20/2014 1:15:48 AM
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You can bet that after a few major manufacturers adopt IIoT that most others will see the efficiency, ease of use it provides, and adopt it themselves.

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   6/19/2014 6:27:40 PM
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OK, Rob.  Just saw the specific CEC/IEEE email in my IN box, and I've Signed-Up for all five sessions.  Talk to you next week - Thanks!

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Elizabeth M   6/19/2014 5:32:31 AM
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Ah, well, Rob, a little hyberbole in a headline never hurt anyone. And surely with training and education you're right, this technology will one day become ubiquitous.

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IIOT: EVERYWHERE
bobjengr   6/18/2014 7:14:36 PM
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Rob--I do agree it's an idea whose time has come.  The "majors" in the appliance industry insist on using vendors who can receive orders on-line and start production to replenish inventories.  I consult for a company tied in with Whirlpool and GE and this is the way production demands are transmitted.  The "system" automatically subtracts components based upon production projections from existing inventories.  When the inventories reach a certain level, an automatic PO is placed to re-order parts.  It works well although there are "glitches" at times.  This is tied in with an MRP system and "bounced" against a bill of materials for a specific assembly.  Big program and costly but it does save on manpower and can provide for JIT if necessary.  Excellent post. 

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naperlou   6/18/2014 3:44:54 PM
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Rob, you are correct.  Eventually it will be everything in industry.  The cost of sensors is way down.  It is also very efficient to use connected devices in a factory.  Remember the article Ann had on the aircraft wing.  It was instrumented everywhere so that it's performance could be measured and compared with simulation to detect problems early.  This is similar.

Years ago I worked for a simulation company.  Our industrial training simulators were so accurate that management at the plants started using it to predict the effect of changes in feedstock and other issues.  Now project into the future (present?) and take a factory that is connected and link that with CAE software and you can have an optimal system.  Cool!

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tekochip   6/18/2014 10:22:22 AM
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Yes, I don't see IoT everywhere just yet, but I do believe that wireless sensors are everywhere.  The difference is that the sensors are on a local network, like Ember, Bluetooth or Ant rather than out on the intertubes.  From a use and security standpoint, that makes perfect sense, too.

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Rob Spiegel   6/18/2014 7:16:54 AM
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Good point, Elizabeth. I think I got carried away with the idea. But ... that's why we're running the class -- so it can eventually be everywhere. 

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Everywhere?
Elizabeth M   6/18/2014 6:04:22 AM
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Well, I don't disagree that it's important to understand the Industrial Internet of Things and see how it fits into an industrial business plan, but I'm not sure I agree that it's really "everywhere" yet. In some respects, yes, you're right, aspects of this are appearing in plants everywhere. But there are still quite a few still doing things the old fashioned way. So I think it may be a bit of time before we can say it's everywhere...just my opinion!

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