Until recently, irrespective of the industry involved, production reporting has always been a challenge. This was mainly due to the fact that the components needed to deliver a proper production reporting system were not available yet. Automation controllers on the factory floor or in manufacturing plants could always collect the required production information, but the hardware to interface these controllers with the outside world was cumbersome at best. In addition to that, even if you did manage to collect the data and get it into some kind of database, disseminating it quickly and efficiently posed its own challenges. With the IIoT revolution, this has started to change.
Now when we see clients that are collecting production information with clipboards and whiteboards on the factory floor we can confidently tell them that there’s a better way!