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The integration of wireless, mobility and edge computing technologies in manufacturing processes

Feb. 28, 2024
Looking to the future, advancements such as Wi-Fi 7 and 5G's low-latency communications are expected to further enhance data transmission speeds and reliability

With the increasing demand for automation and remote monitoring, manufacturers are embracing sensor networks and the Industrial Internet of Things to monitor and control production processes with fewer onsite personnel.

Key factors easing the adoption of these technologies include standardization of protocols, cost reductions for sensors and computing, improved cybersecurity practices and the availability of integrated solutions designed for the manufacturing sector.

In this article from partner publication Control, controls engineers are advised to conduct thorough assessments of manufacturing processes to identify where wireless technology can make the most impact and to consider audits focusing on security, compliance, performance, interoperability and other aspects to determine suitable technologies for their applications.

Furthermore, the article emphasizes the importance of acquiring essential skills for implementing wireless, mobile, and edge computing technologies, including cybersecurity knowledge, compliance with standards, system integration, project management and vendor-specific training.

Control explores these concepts and more in the article “Assembling a digitalized lasagna,” available to read here.