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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Manufacturing IIoT architectures and examples

When many think of the Industrial Internet, they only think of manufacturing. As you've just seen, our definition is wider in this book. However, manufacturing requires a closer look, and we'll provide that in this section. We'll begin with an IIC testbed initiative and then provide some more examples of IIoT deployment in manufacturing.

A manufacturing test bed

The Industrial Digital Thread (IDT) is a manufacturing-related testbed under the IIC. The IDT aims to drive efficiency, speed, and flexibility through digitization and automation of manufacturing processes and procedures.

Manufacturing processes should rely on feedback from customers and the field operations staff to help improve the product family over time. Field engineers and service teams also need data and digital insights to assess, troubleshoot, and determine work scope for large industrial assets when performing corrective and preventative maintenance activities.

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