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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

Predictive maintenance

Performing maintenance prior to the failure of parts and equipment can lead to better service levels in the transportation of people and goods, more consistent production in manufacturing, and improved quality of care in healthcare. Predicting where such failures might occur soon and taking corrective action can positively impact revenue, result in cost savings, and potentially save lives. It should come as no surprise that many IIoT projects are focused on such initiatives today.

In this section, we'll focus on the aviation industry, but the use case has applicability in the other industries we have just mentioned. We'll also refer to this industry in some of the other examples of use cases in this chapter.

Airline industry background

The global airline industry transports between 3.5 to 4 billion people annually. Its economic impact is over $2.7 trillion annually. To understand how an Industrial Internet project can be used to improve maintenance planning and scheduling...