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Mazak’s iSMART Factory concept involves drawing information from machines and work cells advanced to maximize productivity and flexibility, with “free-flow data sharing” for machine and process control monitoring.

Quick Tips for Incorporating the IIoT Into Your Machine Shop

How can you ensure that your investments in smart technologies and networked data exchange will deliver the intended performance results?

Sadly, there is no single best practice for incorporating or adopting Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) equipment and devices within your machine shop. There are, however, measurable benefits for doing so — including a considerable boost to machining and performance data, that can help improve operations for the better. That is the promise of IIoT, after all: that data exchange among and between machines and data networks will enhance manufacturing processes by delivering critical new

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