Authors: Ray Y. Zhong; Wenbo Ge
Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, Room 401.1016, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Auckland, Room 401.1016, 20 Symonds Street, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
Abstract: Internet of things (IoT) plays an important role in the manufacturing sector, allowing objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and therefore resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit in addition to reduced human intervention. With the world-wide spread of Industry 4.0, IoT-enabled manufacturing is now one of the key supports to smart factory, intelligent automation, and real-time adaptive decision-makings. This paper comprehensively reviews related technologies and world-wide movements so that insights and lessons could be useful for academia and practitioners when contemplating IoT technologies for upgrading and transforming traditional manufacturing into an new future in the context of Industry 4.0.
Keywords: internet of things; IoT; cyber-physical systems; CPS; manufacturing; Industry 4.0; review.
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2018 Vol.11 No.2, pp.126 - 154
Received: 02 Aug 2017
Accepted: 30 Nov 2017
Published online: 24 Jun 2018 *