What challenges face your organization? Whether it is preventing expensive facility incidents like recurring leaks or the automation of manual processes, IIoT technology is an invaluable tool but, the infrastructure cost, and difficult-to-define ROI can prove to be formidable obstacles.
Most organizations have a limited initial budget, so doing a small pilot project with easily quantifiable return opportunities such as smart lighting (and energy savings), can be a good starting point. Through a combination of advanced controls such as task tuning and daylight harvesting, an intelligent LED lighting system can drive lighting-related energy savings of up to 90%. Over time, these savings can more than justify the switch from traditional lighting, or basic LEDs, to intelligent LED lighting. Adaptable lighting controls (such as Digital Light Agents) can easily be installed on any LED light, and make lighting-based intelligence more accessible and affordable.
In addition to lighting, establishment-wide monitoring technology alerts facility managers to costly environmental issues and interferences with production processes. Food and beverage manufacturers, and cold storage facilities must comply with strict regulatory standards to avoid product contamination, costly recalls and damage to their brand and reputation. With monitoring applications like SiteWorx Sense, managers are able to track a facility’s data readings 24 hours a day. Data readings can signal a problem, allowing facility managers to proactively inspect the issue before it becomes a full-blown repair or maintenance project. Issues like cold storage freezers dropping below the required temperature, a rise in humidity wreaking havoc with moving skids and pallets, and pipes bursting in an auxiliary room are all detectable with monitoring technology. Preventing a facility problem can save an organization a lot in lost product, production time and expenditures for repairs.
Manual tracking is a drain on productivity and allows for human error to taint your data readings. With an automated monitoring system in place, you reduce the manpower needed for basic operational tasks. Instead, your employees can focus on the production process, quality control or problem solving. Increased energy savings, product and facility safeguarding and the automation of manual tasks by employees help any operation reduce costs and run to the best of its ability.
This blog post is excerpted from the white paper, “How the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Can Improve Your Business Operations,” which can be downloaded in full through the button below.