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Martin Griffiths, Technical Director at Metis Automation presented at a recent National Instruments Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Roadshow at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Coventry.

Throughout the day, presenters from National Instruments introduced the Industrial Internet of Things, covering the following topics:

  • Data acquisition and data processing at the edge.
  • Control.
  • Communication & security.
  • Data management & visualisation.
  • Machine learning.

They also gave interesting case studies of how companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and China Steel, carried out IIoT strategies and are measuring ROI.

Improving Manufacturing Productivity and Quality with the IIoT

Martin outlined his views on how manufacturers can utilise the IIoT as a tool to improve their productivity and quality, to increase their global competitiveness. He gave examples of projects Metis Automation has completed, using our MES Software Tascus, giving a real competitive advantage. Our clients are using the IIoT to reduce manual planning and data collection in their factories to deliver higher quality, more customised products to their customers.