Choosing a technology that will be obsolete in a few years time.
Probably the biggest risk of investment in IIoT today, is to adopt a technology that will impede any future flexibility as standards and business models alter. Whomever is responsible for these decisions will have the concern:
“I do not want to invest in technology now and find it obsolete in a few years”.
Achieving End to End Connectivity
With the introduction of OPCUA pub/sub over TSN, seamless end to end connectivity is likely to be achieved soon, there remains a significant number of protocols and communication technologies for legacy machines, robot and highly level enterprise systems such as...
This ambiguity leads to confusion, which does not assist the implementation of such disruptive technologies.
The Level of Understanding of the Workforce.
In various surveys, it emerges that one of the largest obstacles to implementing Industry 4.0, is the lack of process and control know-how of the employees. . Although the digitalization of the industrial sector is built around the collection, analyzing...
No matter how automated any process can become there will still need to have an empowered workforce which accept, use and oversee the digital thread.
In an interconnected world, the risk of cyber threats will increase. Machine to machine communication and he use of cloud data storage will be of interest to hackers. These threats can be the theft of trade secrets and intellectual property,...
Cybersecurity is a significant risk to companies implementing Industry 4.0 practices and needs to be top of the agenda at any company.
The Need to Store Vast Quantities of Data
The data streams created by Industry 4.0 are vast and require a central area to be collected so that the data analysis can be done in an efficient manner. A pre-requisite for achieve certain higher level benefits from Industry 4.0...
This data must be accessible from multiple secure locations.