Whether you call them IIoT platforms or smart manufacturing platforms, large industrial companies are finding themselves competing with each other but also new companies from different markets, specifically the computer tech world
Every factory is different. It’s in a different location, makes different things, and uses different methods and systems.
However, every factory shares some aspects of its operation with every other factory.
At the base level, it obviously requires a building. That building needs to have power and other utilities supplied to it. The machinery – whether it includes robotics and automation equipment or not – these days, are more than likely connected to computing devices and the internet. [Read more…] about Smart manufacturing platforms: Industrial giants face diverse competition