The phrase "industrial IoT" stands for "Industrial Internet of Things", which is described as the extensions and applications of the internet of things on industrial platforms. The industries that are using IoT mainly concentrate on the communication of machine-to-machine and big data analytics and monitoring machines. In textile manufacturing, IoT is widely used. There has been a widespread impact of IoT on textile manufacturing.
IoT can make monitoring and control of physical infrastructure in industrial operations such as logistics, manufacturing (Industry 4.0), transportation, and utilities simpler.
IoT is the most important component in the background of Industry 4.0. It uses big data and analysis for setting up the digital transformation between cyber-physical systems as well as production processes. Previously, it was impossible to update and refresh the data of textile machines remotely. It was a time-consuming process that required a lot of labor and man hours.
Analysis of real-time data from sensors and other sources leads to improvements in process efficiencies. The machines can perform and automate tasks that have not been realized by the earlier industrial revolution.
Embracing digitization for greater sustainability, more efficient operations, and procedural improvements has been a core theme for several leading textile companies in recent times. One of the pioneers in the space is the Welspun Group, which has integrated technology at almost all levels of its production and operational processes.
Some of its technological innovations include the following:
These are some of the technological initiatives (including growing reliance on IoT) that the Welspun Group is spearheading for the textile industry and many others are also expected to follow suit.