Why the “Industrial” term in IIoT is misleading.

The field of IoT is commonly separated in two definitions:


Industrial IoT covers all the “enterprise” topics - not only industrial production context but also construction machines, elevators, ships, heavy industry and much much more. To dissolve this kind of double binding I started to use (and in some concerns already coined) the term MANUFACTURING IoT.

When asking google for Manufacturing IoT, there is no single result.

Google SERP, 06/2021:

Manufacturing IoT — Google SERP June 2021
Manufacturing IoT — Google SERP June 2021

This is why I decided to name our elunic AG
The Manufacturing IoT company 🤘

Microservices are an attractive option for anyone who wants to remain flexible and independent of platforms, programming languages or other companies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

How exactly do Microservices work? They are small, self-contained services that are neither linked to a surface nor a technology. Within a system, microservices perform specialized tasks such as collecting machine data. The benefits: The software is modular and can be adapted freely. There are also few prerequisites for implementation into existing technologies. Microservices are, therefore, the right choice for everyone who wants to get started quickly and agilely with IIoT.


Internet-enabled electric motors? Just a few years ago, this seemed like utopia. Today, maintenance and operation via connected sensors are a reality. Three-phase and low-voltage motors have become “smart motors” thanks to developments in the fields of sensors, microservices, IoT platforms, edge computing and the cloud.

It is now straightforward to measure the performance of engines in real time and detect deviations immediately. In most cases, sensors are attached to the machine to detect temperature, vibration or overload. Making machines smarter is one factor. However, the Industrial Internet of Things offers many more possibilities: Thanks to the cloud, entire motor…

The German economy is seeking its way into Industry 4.0. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the topic of the hour. It is already evident that business will not work without digitization. However, according to a McKinsey study, SMEs still have significant problems finding the right approach.

Every second mid-sized company sees digitalization as a great opportunity although, for German companies, McKinsey forecasts a 126 billion Euro increase in more added value by 2025. In other words, anyone with the courage and an innovative spirit can quickly gain a competitive edge. Everybody else is in danger of being left…

Industry 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution which is on everyone’s lips currently. Together with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), it is based on intelligently connected systems that communicate internally and with its users. This allows a company to manufacture its products as self-organized and effective as possible. Terms such as microservices, digital twin or IIoT platform often fall into this category. We explain precisely what they mean in the following article.

Asset Management & Equipment Efficiency

Asset Management is the digital representation of plants and their components. Initially, it does not take place in a networked manner…

The Internet of Things (IoT) — or the network of internet-connected objects able to gather and exchange data — has been part of our lives for some time.

And now, there is the Industrial IoT that is already taking the business world by storm. This use of IoT technologies to enhance industrial and manufacturing processes is gaining traction across many industrial segments and in terms of the Industry 4.0, it represents the hope of raising yet untapped potentials and creating new digital business models.

While IoT-enabled systems continue to create value all over, the question around how best to build…

Jonas Schaub

Executive Board Member elunic AG // Industry 4.0 & IIoT Solution Firm

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