Retrofitting Legacy Equipment for the Smart Factory
Even machinery that was not designed with the IoT in mind has data waiting to be tapped. Legacy motors, assembly tools and more can be reborn as smart devices that tell you exactly when they need serviced. This is predictive maintenance.
Published on May 31, 2023
Industrial machinery is often very smart machinery, loaded with processors, sensors, and internal intelligence... but it doesn’t always have wireless connectivity. Via serial interfaces connected to those internal sensors, it’s possible to extract and aggregate critical status information, as well as to remotely configure these machines in what we’ll refer to as a smart factory.