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7 Key Trends in Intelligent Manufacturing

While we often see Internet of Things devices aimed at consumers, there’s also plenty of progress in another area: Industry

While some industrial IoT trends mirror their consumer-facing counterparts, others are tailored to manufacturing and other fields. Here are seven of the top IIoT trends to expect in the coming years.

Automation

Automation has always been a centerpiece in industry, and digital technology is extending this trend. Instead of investing in expensive heavy equipment, however, companies can now rely on low-cost devices that complement a broader range of manufacturing components. As automation systems continue to prove their worth, companies will invest more heavily and see significant efficiency gains and lower labor costs. However, hiring will still remain strong, as even the most heavily automated systems need people to monitor progress and look for ways to maximize efficiency.

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