Hello everyone and welcome to this new Mobility Work podcast!
In this first episode of our new podcast series dedicated to IoT in industry, we turn towards the future of industry, to IoT and IIoT, by meeting Julien Morin, CEO and co-founder of Wiboot. He presents us with the main trends of these technologies that are increasingly used in industrial maintenance, often in combination with next-gen CMMS applications such as Mobility Work.
English subtitles are available
Wiboot is a young company created in June 2020 by two seasoned professionals in electronic board design, SaaS software and mobile applications. Its two founders have a long experience in the industry and in particular in corrective and preventive maintenance.
The development of IoT in industrial maintenance
Wiboot offers solutions, mainly to large French groups but also internationally, to use the IoT (Internet of Things) to monitor the operation of machines and equipment in real time. Companies can thus adopt conditional and predictive maintenance plans that offer significant returns on investment, estimated in millions of euros, by avoiding numerous production line stoppages thanks to much faster detection of breakdowns.
In this podcast, the CEO of Wiboot presents us with concrete applications of IoT for industrial maintenance: recording of machine occupancy and usage times, automation of meter reading, reduction of intervention time, anticipation of future breakdowns by monitoring the vibration of motors or certain components of the production line. A less known but very useful use of IoT is the validation of the impact of new settings on machines by monitoring vibrations, temperature or sound.
What are the trends for IoT?
In addition, Julien Morin gives us his vision of current trends around IoT. According to him, the perception of the added value brought by this technology will continue to develop among manufacturers as IIoT (Internet of Industrial Things) solutions become more accessible, both technically and financially.
He is already seeing a trend towards adopting these solutions for sensitive equipment and not just for critical equipment.
While Wiboot has been working mainly with large industrial groups that have already digitized their critical equipment and are now looking to do the same with their sensitive equipment, Julien Morin has noted a growing interest from mid-sized companies and even very small businesses. These companies have similar needs but different expectations and constraints. They want to acquire data on their equipment at the best price and above all without hidden costs (training, structural modifications, etc.), and are therefore turning to ready-to-use solutions and systems that are easy to install and configure.
Making IoT and CMMS more accessible
Wiboot is positioning itself as a major player in the democratization of industrial IoT, with a usage-based approach, offering simplified applications that are integrated into customers’ information systems. Their configuration and commissioning in “no code” does not require any particular technical skills, and cost transparency is total, with ancillary costs taken into account from the start.
So many common points with Mobility Work, whose CMMS application breaks with the complexity of implementation and use of traditional CMMS software.