The major benefits of IIoT sensors used in the robotics sector are:
- Real-time data: Real-time data is provided by IIoT sensors on the performance and condition of industrial processes, enabling manufacturers to optimize production efficiency, reduce waste, and improve sustainability.
- Predictive Maintenance: The condition of equipment and machinery is monitored by IIoT sensors, which detect potential issues before breakdowns. The proactive approach supports minimizing waste due to equipment failures and reducing the need for emergency repairs or replacements.
- Improved Safety: The detection of the proximity of workers to robots by proximity sensors to ensure staff leads interact safely and optimize production efforts
- Efficient Resource Allocation: Real-time data on resource usage is provided by IIoT sensors such as electricity, water, and raw materials. The data also enables manufacturers to identify opportunities for resource optimization, reduce waste, and minimize the carbon footprint associated with resource extraction and consumption.
- Process Optimization: Data collection by IIoT sensors on production processes enables manufacturers to identify bottlenecks, optimize workflows, and streamline operations. The optimization leads to improved energy efficiency, reduced waste, and lower carbon emissions.
Examples of IIoT sensors used in robotics are:
- Distance sensors for accurate measurement of the distance between objects.
- Temperature sensors are used for monitoring and controlling the temperature in robotic systems.
- Flow sensors are used for measuring the flow rate of liquids or gases in robotic systems.
- Vibration sensors are used mainly for the detection and measurement of vibrations in robotic systems.
- Pressure sensors are used for measuring the pressure of fluids or gases in robotic systems.