Thanks to the IIOT remote monitoring of plantfloor processes can slash maintenance expenses With the burdened cost of a journeyman control engineer at up to 100 per hour losing a couple days of production due to downtime can cost thousands microolga/iStock/Thinkstock

Thanks to the IIOT, remote monitoring of plant-floor processes can slash maintenance expenses. With the burdened cost of a journeyman control engineer at up to $100 per hour, losing a couple days of production due to downtime can cost thousands.

A Journey to Reality with IIOT

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is an opportunity, not a threat for electrical distributors. Here’s why.

In the mid-90s, it was hard to pick up a newspaper, magazine or attend a distributor association meeting without getting a double-barrel blast of Internet Brouhaha. At the time, I was skeptical. Even though I consider myself to be an early adopter of things technical, I would have bet big money the amazing promises would never transpire. Today’s world of internet driven TV, phones, streaming music and social media continue to astound me on a daily basis. Reviewing the current technology

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