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Challenges when bringing IoT into Industrial Automation

By Tomas Lennvall, Mikael Gidlund and Johan Åkerberg


The Internet of Things (IoT) is captivating the society because of its potential to rapidly transform businesses and people’s lives. It is widely believed that IoT will also transform the industrial automation business in terms of improved productivity, less cost, flexibility, and increased revenues. Hence, there are some challenges that needs to be addressed when IoT is introduced to the industrial automation domain. This paperaims to present realistic requirements and highlights identified challenges such as security, interoperability, deterministic and low latency communication, and how the required availability (uptime) can be kept. Moreover, the paper also point out the need of standardization and sustainable business models. The conclusion is that introducing IoT devices and connecting them directly to cloud services is not straightforward for process automation.M2M CommunicationTimelines

Topics: IoT, Industrial Automation, Fog Computing, WSN, Computer Engineering, Datorteknik, Communication Systems, Kommunikationssystem
Publisher: 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)'
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1109/AFRCON.2017.8095602
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