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Manufacturing is big business and must run very lean with minimal inventories and a high demand for uptime. Ensuring that equipment keeps running, and determining when it might fail, has always been a challenge, but with the evolution of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and embedded sensors, the crystal ball is being replaced. The immense amount of data collected, shared, and processed in real time and focused on predicting the future is the industry’s new steam engine.
  • John Burwash