The much awaited and very much anticipated Industry 4.0 revolution is underway and is already reshaping manufacturing processes. Industrial Internet of Things is one of the major reasons for this transformation. With the industrial automation solutions empowered by the Internet of Things, manufacturing production facilities and products themselves can be outfitted with computing hardware and connected using standard networking means. This allows separate parts of a production line communicate with each other in near real time and makes the entire manufacturing process much easier to monitor and control.
TechThat is an open-source IoT platform which serves as a central hub for connected production facilities. TechThat is easily integrated with a wide variety of sensors, controllers, machines, circuit boards and device gateways, enabling many- to-many interoperability amongst each other. Through this interoperability and data sharing, separate parts of the production and assembly line become more responsive and capable to instantly react to different events or adjust configuration settings accordingly. Predicting failure and troubleshooting also becomes pretty easy and straight forward.
On the application, data processing and statistical analysis levels, TechThat offers a rich feature set for cloud enablement and generic data treatment, which can be used to readily assemble end-to- end IoT applications for industrial systems automation, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring.