There are several benefits to using wireless technology. These include improved worker productivity, cost reduction, and having control/processing systems. Wireless technology is often used in the creation of a wireless network that connects mobile workers to any production or business network. It is now possible for maintenance workers to check on any malfunctioning device or any process that doesn’t work by using industrial wireless communications.
Automating Waste and Waste Water
Through automation in the field of waste and wastewater, this industry is able to enjoy several benefits such as reduced manpower costs, higher quality of drinking water, and adherence to environmental regulations.
Through wireless technology, water and wastewater systems would have a more convenient and quicker long-range communication that connects them to flow meters storage tanks, pump stations, lift stations, and reservoirs that are remotely located.
Oil and gas Exploration
Automation technologies are required in making oil and gas exploration more cost-efficient. Wireless technology is highly significant as more remote locations are explored for oil or gas. The spread spectrum technologies are more beneficial to the production of oil and gas along with refinery and distribution systems. industrial wireless communications can be implemented for communication to remote sites that may not be reached by phone or cellular service, savings from cable installation in tanks farms, and refineries, quicker installation, and dismantling of drilling rigs, not to mention faster and easier data collection and the use of monitoring tools when used by mobile workers.
Wireless technology is also essential in automating the processes in factories and processing plants. Different industries will benefit a lot from this, examples of these are pharmaceuticals, material handling, food processing and packaging, automotive, manufacturing of consumer goods, and metals.
Wireless technology is also an excellent communication solution for controllers of moving platforms that handle materials, e.g., automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), conveyor systems, transfer cars, turntables, and overhead cranes. Through this technology, high-speed communications are made possible without the mechanical wear and tear of festooning, wiring harnesses, inductive rails, etc. bring. Wireless technology use is an excellent way to improve productivity by reducing downtime.
Through high-speed wireless technology, it is more convenient and cost-effective to add video information to the control and monitoring system. Wireless technologies are no longer restricted to traditional serial and Ethernet networks as well as to other industrial networks and protocols.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of wireless technology in the manufacturing industry is it enables the shift to remote monitoring. Remote monitoring today has become the daily routine in operating manufacturing facilities as it reduces costs and allows for a simple implementation. The following are the benefits of using wireless technology in implementing remote monitoring: longer equipment life span, reduced downtime, minimized costs, and minimal interference.