The start has been made for a technological revolution that will overcome the barriers between what is physical and digital. Everything that can be connected will be connected. And this transformation has begun. Industry 4.0 brings with it a trend toward total automation of plants, raising the concept of efficiency to a level that never seen before.
This integration between machines that can make decentralized decisions and cooperate with each other and with humans, is possible thanks to tools such as big data, cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT). The latter, combined with automated systems, allows you to connect the Internet with objects, beyond smartphones, tablets and computers.
With IIoT, the Industrial Internet of Things, so called intelligent factories emerge, making the connection between sensors and other devices, to collect information in real time, analyze them and create response actions. The industry thus gains in efficiency, result of the economy of resources, increase of productivity and reduction of the time of inactivity, through the predictive maintenance of machines and equipment.
In the case of electric motors, the monitoring through an intelligent device allows preventive actions and avoids unwanted stops in the production, increasing its effectiveness. WEG applied this technology by developing WEG Motor Scan, a monitoring solution to control motors installed in the most diverse applications of the industrial plant.
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