How IIoT Helps Improve Industrial Performance

How IIoT Helps Improve Industrial Performance

Laura Davis, Manufacturing Technology Insights | Thursday, May 06, 2021

IIoT sensors and autonomous machines can improve business performance as it offers unprecedented precision and efficiency with the correct application.

FREMONT, CA : The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has an unrivaled ability for streamlining processes and lowering costs. IIoT will complement existing assets and increase employee productivity in various ways, from automation to data-driven insights. There are still obstacles in the course of widespread IIoT adoption.

Wireless automation is the root of Industry 4.0, the smart technology-driven revolution of industrial processes that improve performance.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) uses connected smart devices to track, automate, and forecast various industrial processes and outcomes. These innovations range from improved worker safety through factory floor monitoring systems to the predictive maintenance capabilities currently revolutionizing the fleet management industry.

The widespread adoption of such systems improves the efficiency of manufacturers, supply chains, and warehouse managers. Data-driven observations drive greater performance in the IIoT. These advantages of IIoT are one of the reasons why widespread adoption is so important. Several businesses in various sectors are already utilizing it to significant effect.

How IIoT Is Being Used

The IIoT's creative ability is practically infinite. There are three main types in which this technology is used to produce promising results in industries. The categories are remote control, predictive maintenance, and automation.

Remote Monitoring

Local displays are provided by radar-level sensors, allowing operators to control levels from a single dashboard quickly. These systems make it simple to measure moving and rotating machinery points, allowing operators to receive real-time data on the equipment's performance. This, in turn, provides information about total equipment lifecycles and repair requirements, enabling proactive maintenance.

Predictive Maintenance

Drones equipped with equipment monitors and sensors are being used in the power industry to track powerline networks and assess risks. These drones may foresee situations like predicting when a tree will fall on a power line, requiring expensive maintenance and repair. Companies will be notified before any damage has been done in this way.


Smart irrigation in industrial farming is one of the most critical applications of IIoT automation. While water is a valuable resource, farmers must follow a regular watering schedule to ensure proper plant care. Smart irrigation systems can automate this mechanism, thus reducing water use. When water is required, the IIoT unit reads moisture levels in the soil and alerts the sprinkler system.

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