To gain and maintain a competitive advantage in today’s world, manufacturers from all industries are turning to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology. IIoT can help identify excursions in common processes, increase yield, prevent unplanned downtime due to tool failure, decrease overall maintenance costs, and improve productivity. But implementing IIoT solutions can be challenging. To overcome these challenges, Intel needed a solution that maintains a high degree of security, performs analytics at the edge, and minimizes the amount of data transmitted across the network. We were able to achieve these goals by using Intel IoT Gateways and the GE Predix platform.
Through data standardization, partnering with industry experts, and setting measurable goals, a proven IIoT solution has allowed Intel to develop a foundation for edge-to-cloud IIoT computing that can scale to other processes and tools in the factory.
Intel is now partnering with GE to work with OEMs and suppliers to understand how a partnership approach, along with external domain expertise, can further enhance the value of this IIoT solution.
Luke Smaul is a software and manufacturing business leader who has built a ground-up career focused on learning what it takes to enable his team and customers be successful in the digital age.