ITAMCO Connects Forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things

Author:  Kathy Levy, InfoProse
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 30, Issue 2, Spring 2016
Doc ID:  2016025
Year of Publication:  2016
Forklifts, the workhorses of the plant floor, are more valuable than ever at ITAMCO. The company has connected their forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—the integration of machinery and equipment with networked sensors and software. ITAMCO is a manufacturer of precision-machined components, specializing in gears—from mining gearing to production runs of CBN-ground transmission gears. In 2012, ITAMCO implemented an MTConnect®-enabled machine-monitoring program. After key pieces of machinery were connected to MTConnect and to their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, ITAMCO developed a communication system for their forklifts.

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