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Industrial IoT solution

Industrial internet of things

Capture real-time data from your connected products, plants, machines and systems. Gain valuable insights, optimize operational efficiency, create high-quality, sustainable products and deploy new business models — all with the help of an integrated Edge, IIoT and lifecycle analytics solution.

Drive transparency and connectivity in manufacturing

Manufacturers face various challenges in their business, including inflationary and sustainability pressures, shortage of skilled workers and supply chain disruptions. Their plants are often equipped with outdated legacy equipment that is less efficient, more energy intensive and require more frequent maintenance than modern alternatives. With outdated systems, they lack necessary transparency into plants, processes, machines and product performance.

This combination of challenges inevitably results in unplanned downtime, lower productivity and reduced product quality, making it even more difficult to achieve expected operational efficiency.

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Almost 75% of surveyed manufacturing executives feel that attracting and retaining a quality workforce is their primary business challenge. (Deloitte Insights)

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86% of surveyed manufacturing executives believe that smart factory solutions will be the main drivers of competitiveness in the next five years. (Deloitte Insights)

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Over 70% of surveyed manufacturers have integrated technologies such as data analytics and cloud computing into their processes. Nearly half are already harnessing the power of IoT sensors, devices and systems. (Deloitte Insights)

How can you gain transparency and leverage real-time insights across your plants, systems, machines and products to ensure efficient, resilient and sustainable operations?

Leverage an integrated Edge, industrial IoT and lifecycle analytics solution to collect operational data from the field, discover insights and merge the real and virtual worlds.

What can an industrial IoT solution do for you?

Accelerating digital transformation requires IT/OT convergence and investment in Cloud, Edge, and IoT technologies. Leveraging an integrated solution incorporating Edge, IoT and lifecycle analytics is crucial to optimize efficiency, enhance product quality and enable innovative business models.

Accelerate smart manufacturing with Insights Hub

Deliver business value with industrial IoT data by implementing reliable asset monitoring, enhancing manufacturing performance and efficiency and enabling quality prediction. Improve operational and business decision-making with data-driven insights.

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IIoT system connectivity

  • Connect your physical assets and enterprise systems to ensure seamless data transmission
  • Collect and analyze near real-time operational data at the edge or in the cloud
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Develop IIoT and AI applications

  • Easily and securely develop personalized IIoT applications by leveraging ready-to-use industry applications and a low-code embedded environment
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IIoT digital twin

  • Leverage real-time data from devices combined with advanced analytics and modeling to create a digital replica of the physical asset
  • Monitor, analyze and simulate performance of physical assets and processes in real time, enabling continuous product and process design improvements
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Try an industrial IoT solution for free

Start your industrial IoT journey today. Learn how to unlock the full potential of your data step by step with Insights Hub.

  • No need to download an app
  • No subscription required
  • Free for unlimited time
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What industrial IoT is best for you?

Our industrial IoT is recognized for its strengths, including ease of implementation, ease of use, global deployment and an array of solutions. Discover what customers have to say about Insights Hub.

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Discover Industrial Operations X

The Industrial Operations X portfolio accelerates production processes by making them adaptive, people-centric and holistically integrated.

Included in the portfolio, Insights Hub delivers business value from IoT data, while the combined IoT capabilities of Industrial Operations X enable customers, partners and organizations across the Siemens Xcelerator ecosystem to build industry-specific applications.

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Using Insights Hub enables us to increase the efficiency of our operations and maintenance. Unattended operation of equipment becomes a possibility as a result of the insight generated by IoT data.
Zhang Wushou, Founder, NEWATER IDEA

Implement an industrial IoT solution with support

Connect diverse equipment quickly and securely with data transformation and analytics at the edge as well as in the cloud.

Get the basics

Browse Insights Hub documentation to familiarize yourself with the architecture, building blocks, concepts and interactions from token exchange to access control.

Access training

Learn about core components offered by Insights Hub with on-demand training. Discover how to connect assets, develop applications with no/low code or traditional development and use Insights Hub capabilities to analyze data.

Join the community

Connect with fellow Insights Hub users and Siemens experts for information, inspiration and technical questions.

Frequently asked questions

Adopting an industrial IoT solution can help your company drive operational efficiency and improve product quality. An IIoT solution empowers manufacturers with real-time insights across plants, systems, machines and products. With valuable data and increased transparency, you can avoid unplanned downtime, fix machine defects and failures before they occur, extend the lifespan of your equipment and reduce maintenance costs.

There are countless benefits of using an industrial IoT solution. In addition to optimizing production processes and overall operational efficiency, with an IIoT solution, you can:

  • Improve resource allocation
  • Increase production output
  • Improve energy efficiency and reduce costs from energy consumption
  • Implement real-time quality control
  • Improve supply chain operations
  • Reduce waste and produce more sustainable products

When searching for an industrial IoT solution, keep the following considerations in mind to ensure you find the best fit for your company:

  • Integration and interoperability: Ensure that the industrial IoT solution can seamlessly integrate with your existing systems and equipment. Choose a solution that is compatible with other software and supports open standards to facilitate interoperability with other devices.
  • Scalability: Assess the solution's scalability to accommodate growth in data volume, devices and user requirements. Verify that it can handle an increasing number of connected devices and data points.
  • Security: Evaluate the solution's encryption methods, access controls and secure communication protocols to protect sensitive data.
  • Ease of use and customization: Assess whether the solution offers a user-friendly interface and intuitive tools for smooth adoption and efficiency. Choose a solution that allows for customization and flexibility to meet shifting needs.
  • Costs and ROI: Analyze the total cost of ownership (upfront costs, maintenance and potential expansion costs) and assess the expected return on investment from efficiency improvements and cost savings.
  • Regulatory compliance: Ensure that the industrial IoT solution aligns with industry regulations and compliance standards.

Part of the Siemens Industrial Operations X portfolio, Insights Hub is an integrated Edge, IIoT and Lifecycle Analytics solution. It leverages intelligent analytic tools to help manufacturers derive valuable insights from IoT data. With real-time data and transparency across products, plants and systems, manufacturers can optimize process efficiency and enhance product quality.

Industrial IoT edge devices play a critical role in collecting, processing and transmitting data within industrial environments. They are located at the edge of the network, closer to the data source, and process tasks locally before transmitting relevant information to the cloud or central systems. Some examples include:

  • Sensors to monitor temperature, pressure or proximity
  • Valve or motor actuators
  • Edge or protocol gateways
  • AI-enabled cameras

Learn more

Watch

On-demand webinar | IoT remote monitoring services to create new revenue streams

On-demand webinar | Energy management systems boost efficiency and production

On-demand webinar | Advanced Production Analytics and Optimization

Listen

Podcast | The future of smart machines and smart industries

Podcast | Driving the digital transformation with IIoT

Podcast | Sustainability and how a digital twin impacts energy resource usage

Read

White paper | Remote condition monitoring and remote service

Ebook | Leverage data and gain insights with IIoT

Ebook | Five ways to leverage a low-code app builder to strengthen IoT

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