Internet of Things gained widespread attention among the general public as a new class of electronic fashion gadgets, or as a playground for computer nerds. Internet of Things, viceversa, has huge potential in many industries: General Electrics coined the term Industrial Internet, referring to the development of a tight integration between industrial machinery and wireless sensor networks, intentionally narrowing down the scope of Internet of Things to its “serious” side. As of 2014, GE lead the way for the creation of the Industrial Internet Consortium, together with AT&T, Cisco, IBM and Intel.Internet of Things enables the collection and analysis of real time data throughout processes, allowing for a better delivery of relevant information to the right people at the right time, and for a continual improvement in processes through progressive adjustments. Despite its roots in the hobbistic and open source communities, Internet of Things is expected to disrupt current balances in many different industries: it enables the collection of real time data at unprecedented scale and granularity, allowing for a detailed and accurate depiction of phenomena in the real world.
Markus Asch: Industry 4.0. The new world of connected cleaning with the Internet of Thing benefits
In the last years there are some key driver technologies: miniaturization and nanotechnology, battery & charging technology, new materials, biotechnology, robots, Big Data, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) Industry 4.0 is based on Internet of Things (Localized markets, Mobile & Cloud Computing), Smart Factory (Individual production, Resilient production, Augmented operators) and Virtualization (Social machines, Virtual production, Smart products, Mobile devices)
There is a huge demand for Industry 4.0 that means that people are the key success factor, there are no finished solutions or products available, Industry 4.0 is more than connected machines and becoming more flexible is essential.
The new world of cleaning benefits: reducing costs through a higher capacity utilization, reducing the number and length of service operations, remote maintenance, transparency, localization of machines, improving sustainability
The connected cleaning concept: floor communicates with machine regarding machine settings, use + dosage of detergents, complete overview about room status, exact identification of location.
Building will lead the cleaner to the place where cleaning is required and tell what needs to be done, customers will directly assign cleaning requirements to the room, operator asks for help and receives help immediately.
In conclusion Cleaning 4.0 will prevent the cleaner from making mistakes, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 will provide us with the necessary efficiency improvements, Intensive cooperation between customer and supplier, between service provider and machinery manufacturer is essential for the future success of Cleaning 4.0
Simon Chen: the future of professional cleaning
Monitoring Cleaning Activities Remotely 24/7, improving working efficiency with instant information devices, minimize machines’ downtime, improve management efficiency
Newest Technology found in Cleaning Industry is Li-on Battery with IOT Technologies that means: Environmental Friendly, No Maintenance at All, Compact Size and Less Weight, Changing at Anytime, Long Lifespan, up to 2000 cycles
The solution for the future: Rent Machines instead of Buying for Higher Machine Quality, Performance, and Durability, Service Capability and Coverage, Spare Parts Availability and Cost Effectiveness, Financial Capability
Federico Baffetti: the needs of facility management
Security, automation, traceability, training, remote control, evidence of achieved operational capability, data collection and analysis, machine learning and prediction analysis.
Benefit of Internet of Things: time savings in doing things, real time (or near-real time) data collection, direct connection of every piece of production to central hub, simplified data management, better decision making enablement, infrastructure security, interoperability and integration with legacy data & applications.