As a proud Mancunian it was a pleasure for me to attend the Industry 4.0 summit held at the GMEX centre. It seemed very appropriate, with Manchester having been at the centre of the industrial revolution, having the first industrial canal, the first steam passenger railway and being the birthplace of atomic physics, the computer and, more recently, where graphene was first isolated.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the modern factory. Often termed as Industry 4.0, smarter factories will use less energy, require fewer people and have increased throughput.
There were some highly innovative products being showcased and it was great to meet so many like-minded people. The event reinforced my view that the factories of the future will need affordable and accurate data from connected sensors and that, in order to succeed, us like-minded individuals will need to work together.
There are many different environments and applications. One sensor will not suits all applications. One telemetry device / gateway / hub / router / communications method cannot fulfil every need. Not every platform / portal will give the customer what they need.
We are open to work with others. Powelectrics see ourselves at the heart of the Connected Sensor Community. Let's talk!