Industrial Automation using IoT
Intelligent Digital automation of Industrial Processes is an IoT solution which helps in optimizing cost and increasing efficiency. Manufacturing Industries rely heavily on robots programmed to perform a specific task like holding a metallic panel in pace while another robot operates on the panel. Usage of more robots increases the safety of human operators while improving the overall quality of the final product.
Let’s take the use case of a Turn table robot that shapes the metallic hood panel which is used to build the body of automotive vehicles. Typically, the metallic is kept in place by using pneumatic cylinder pistons which Open and close a Mechanical Clamp. The pneumatic pistons are controlled electrically via Timer circuits. Only when the clamps holding the metallic panel in place, the Turn table robots will be able to operate and shape the hood. IoT sensors can be installed along with a Gateway to capture data related to every event and then such data can be used to generate useful analytics.
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