The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a term used to describe interconnectivity in relation to factory automation. The term captures the complex interrelationship of smart hardware feeding actionable data over a network, in order to drive deep learning systems toward optimized factory output. IIoT represents a technology paradigm shift that is causing fundamental advancements in the way products are manufactured and delivered.
Inline quality control is an essential part of the IIoT equation. Three-dimensional imaging devices such as smart sensors are driving factory automation forward with their ability to measure critical part tolerances, communicate seamlessly with factory robots and networks, and deliver real-time data in order to increase factory efficiency and achieve 100% quality control and material optimization in high-speed inline production environments.