Machine to Machine, M2M for short, is what makes the “Internet of Things” possible. Of 650 executives in 16 countries surveyed, 90% said that M2M is important for their company, but only 27% have already implemented an M2M project!
The Internet of Things links physical things (e.g. measured values) with the virtual provision of data. Visualization, evaluation, analysis and archiving can take place via a local or publicly secured network. This is largely self-organized and paperless, which is a big step towards Industry 4.0.
People, machines and plants communicate directly with each other via ToolBox 4.0. This increases the value added chain, as e.g. scheduled maintenance is automatically ordered and not, as before, at fixed time intervals. Preventive maintenance becomes child’s play with the ToolBox 4.0 in connection with the “Internet of Things”, because you do not even have to be on site to view operating data or to keep an eye on the next scheduled maintenance. Work orders are created automatically – all this is done paperless and is completely documented.