Can intelligent equipment make you smarter?
August 3, 2017
The Internet of Things is changing the construction and building materials industries. Here is what producers need to know.
By Craig Yeack
Graniterock in Watsonville, Calif., is exploring ways to harvest data from its equipment more effectively.
Every time we buy a soda or snack from a vending machine that’s connected to the internet (most are now), the machine’s sensors generate a report about what was purchased and when. The servicing company uses the sales data to keep machines stocked, and to make purchasing decisions. This process revolves around the Internet of Things (IoT); essentially very limited, individual sensors reporting data through wireless or cellular connections.