Integrate legacy equipment
Manufacturers need to deal with legacy effects all the time. Replacement of legacy tools or purchasing additional equipment is difficult in a factory running at capacity limit. Additionally, refurbished equipment is increasingly scarce in some industries.
Among the myriad of promises on the IoT landscape is full factory automation – even as it relates to the integration of existing assets which lack software interfaces.
Industry leaders of tomorrow recognize this and are employing IoT and cloud-based solutions today in order to collect, evaluate and gain insights using real-time data.