Why should you integrate Industry 4.0 in Welding?


6th July 2022 author_smartweld Shalini Ghose


Welding is not limited to joining two metal sheets together. Many surfaces of various shapes require welding for assembling and fixing things. The different shapes of metals require different techniques to get the best result.

The concept of IIoT became prominent in 1996 by MIT, which used radiofrequency transmission for the wireless connection of things.

Industrial Internet of Things 4.0 is the fourth revolution in industrial development that targets the industrial revolution with better connectivity, machine learning, automation, and real-time data.

Many advanced industries have adapted IIoT 4.0 to improve productivity, quality, and product purchase and decrease the product's manufacturing cost.

How IIoT 4.0 Can Change Your Welding Game?

As the industry is shifting toward innovative technologies, IIoT 4.0 integrated with traditional industrial processes provides a maximum output of resources.

These latest technologies have made most of the on-field and off-field tasks. It has become easier than ever to have connectivity around the organization to exchange real-time data and manage workflow.

Different components of Industry 4.0 are helping in industrial development in different ways. IIoT has many elements that can be helpful for the growth of your industry.

You can use the following components for your organization to improve efficiency and increase revenue -

The Data

Welding is teamwork, and the last thing you want is the inefficiency or decreased quality due to the lack of data. Efficiently storing data helps you increase productivity and prevent any confusion due to a lack of data resources.

The seamless approach of IIoT towards data handling increases the quality of the product and the efficiency of employees and gives a great return on investment.

Two decades ago, when there were no IIoT technologies, finding the correct information was challenging. It used to need a lot of energy and time to get the perfect data on welding. But the advancements have improved how the industry works today.

Sensors And Connected Devices

Industry 4.0 allows you to connect your devices through a wireless network. The sensors are inbuilt in the new equipment to allow connectivity, and for older equipment, plenty of sensors are available that can be used.

The devices connected with sensors improve productivity and reduce the risk of damage and accidents. These devices can be controlled with the help of software in different devices such as mobiles, tablets, and computer systems.

Industrial Augmented Reality

Industrial Augmented Reality helps employees better understand their surroundings through data, statistics, and predictions. It helps in product design and development, repair and maintenance, and quality control.

AR helps inefficiency and reduces the risk of product dissertation. It further helps collect real-time data during the stages of welding, and it becomes easy to examine the possible outcomes of the approach being used.

Some direct benefits of using IIoT technologies for your industry are -

  • Better maintenance

  • Demand reduction

  • Inventory management

  • Increased productivity

  • Efficient training programs

  • Cost-effective resources


Most industries have already experienced the benefits of using industry 4.0 for their companies. There is no doubt that IIoT 4.0 pays for itself and gives long-term benefits in many ways.


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