Not long after the concept of IoT, IIoT came on the market for usage on a large scale. With all manufacturing devices connected, they also collect and transmit data for analytic purposes. With data regularly being collected, the machines are in a constant optimisation process. In this way, fabrication becomes safer, cost-saving and efficient.
So where is IoT used in manufacturing? Some of the major industries where The Internet of Things is already implemented are the automotive-, oil- and gas industries. But we see the development also in agriculture and healthcare.
Taking agriculture as an example, it helps the farmers make the decision when to harvest as their sensors calculate the optimal date for harvesting. These sensors are located, for example, in the soil and around the farm to collect data to one central system where the analysis is done to decide if the harvest is ready, or not.