Industry 4.0 promises that by using advancements in sensing, connectivity, and automation, “smart factories” can be more efficient, eco-friendly, and profitable. In effect, Industry 4.0 has spawned the era of predictive maintenance, in which companies use data to gain insight into their operations and take corrective action before machines and larger systems fail. The goal is not only anticipating repairs, but predicting them with precision.

In this white paper, we explore:

  • The cost of downtime and the pressures facing manufacturers
  • The benefits of IoT sensing for predictive maintenance
  • The options for deploying sensors at scale
  • And the considerations for choosing the right implementation to achieve ROI for your facility