The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a buzzword for more than a decade. The ability to remotely connect devices and collect data has revolutionized everything from cars to smart speakers; you likely have an IoT device now like a cell phone or smart watch. For industrial applications, IoT has revolutionized how organizations of all shapes and sizes operate, making processes more efficient and cost-effective.
In the tension member space, the application of IoT technology is known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). But the question here is: is this a new cost of doing business or simply a nice to have? We’ll dive into the top three benefits organizations enjoy from integrating IIoT into their rope and cable systems.
Reduced Maintenance Costs: The real-time monitoring of rope and cable systems enabled by IIoT technology provides detailed information on usage and conditions that are detrimental to their lifetime and performance. This information enables a transition from preventive to predictive maintenance. This allows your team to schedule maintenance and repairs when it is warranted, eliminating costs from unnecessary inspections.
Improved Safety: Rope and cable systems are critical components in many industrial applications and their failure can have catastrophic consequences. The ability to monitor these systems in real-time, combined with advanced predictive analytics, can provide early warnings of exposure to damaging conditions or potential failures. This empowers your teams to make informed decisions regarding the conditions of their operations, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall safety.
Increased Efficiency: IIoT technology enables the real-time monitoring of rope and cable systems, providing valuable data on the conditions experienced while in use and how components perform. This information, which before was unavailable, can be used to optimize operations through rightsizing products and factors of safety. By digitizing rope and cable systems, organizations can gain full insights into the behavior of assets and make never-before possible system-wide improvements in performance.
Knowix is leading the digital transformation of synthetic ropes and cable – transforming passive tension member components into intelligent IIoT systems capable of providing real-time time insights vital to performance. Knowix’s patented sensor technology helps offshore wind, construction, marine, mining and oil and gas industries stop modeling and start knowing. Contact Knowix at [email protected] to learn more.