HOW TO GET ASSETS IOT READY
There's gold in legacy devices—if you can reach it. Long-serving equipment, machines and systems may be the backbone of industrial manufacturing, but many if not most were built and installed in the years before today's on-board microprocessors and Ethernet or wireless network connections were available. It's this lack of data processing and connectivity that makes it difficult to access the useful data that many plant-floor devices contain. However, there are a few ways to overcome these obstacles, and take advantage of the insights and efficiencies this equipment can provide.