See the first networked product for the Industrial Internet of Things in just a few clicks

Richard Habering | 2. June 2021

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is now a huge market with all the major players in the industry. General Electric, Cisco, Intel Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Honeywell, Dassault Systèmes, IBM and Robert Bosch, among others, have a decisive role to play here. Research specialist Markets and Markets, UK, estimates the global market to be worth $151.01 billion by 2020. With this sheer size, it surprises many how quick and easy the first step towards networked machinery in the IIoT can be, with the right approach.

igus makes it easy for all interested parties here – with the smart selection aid for smart plastics. This is an interactive online tool that guides users to their first networked product for Industry 4.0 with just a few targeted questions. Completely customised and available online at any time. Finally, you will find a lot of information about the recommended IIoT product as well as the option to request a sample or demonstration appointment directly. Depending on the product area, you can enter the product world of the Industrial Internet of Things in less than 3 clicks.

Step by step to the networked Internet of Things

Let us proceed step by step. At the beginning there is the question of which of igus’ two main product areas you are interested in: energy chains or bearing technology? Energy chains (also called energy supply chains, e-chains) are mechanical machine elements. They are used to guide and protect energy, data and signals that have to withstand the most diverse environmental influences. The decisive fact about cable guides is the symbiosis of the components moving against each other. They include cables, hoses, interior separation elements, strain relief devices and guide troughs. The bearing technology sector combines the product groups of plain bearings and linear technology.

The next step is to define the application or area of use more precisely. Do you want to start with a condition monitoring solution, i.e. classic condition monitoring? Or proceed directly with the advanced variant of the Industrial Internet of Things, Predictive Maintenance? igus offers suitable solutions for both applications, which can be networked with each other at any time.

Individual product recommendation for the Industrial Internet of Things

As a result, the smart online tool then makes users a clear product recommendation based on their individual ideas. This means you can quickly and easily create your first networked product for the Industrial Internet of Things in just a few clicks. And if the depth of detail of the tool is not enough for you, you can of course get an overview of the smart plastics product portfolio yourself at any time here.

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