In manufacturing, what you can see determines what you can prevent. Your ability to make improvements and corrections based on the early detection of machine-failures is the best solution when it comes to preventing downtime. But when your infrastructure can’t support full visibility into operations, things get tricky.
In your everyday life, it’s hard to miss the impact of wireless. We’re no longer tethered to our desktop computers or corded home phones. Our music now streams wirelessly on our headsets or in our cars. And when you’re looking at wireless platforms, you have lots of options—such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and LTE.
The challenges of wireless in a factory setting
Despite its prevalence in other areas of our lives, wireless in industrial settings isn’t as ubiquitous as one might think.