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What is Integrated Industry?

Let’s explore what we mean by ‘Integrated Industry’ or ‘Industrial Internet of Things’

Industry is made up of the three lifelines : Power – Signal – Data. These lifelines allow devices to communicate information and data at all levels.

Creating a seamless integration at all levels and giving the devices a connection to interact with each other, allows you to experience Integrated Industry or otherwise known as Industrial Internet of Things. This interaction enables ‘big data’ by generating multi-way communication. It is the application and learning from this data that creates intelligent devices.

In practical terms, if you have a production line producing bottle caps and an fault occurs within a machine. By connecting all your devices in the production line, you will be able to not only identify what the problem is and where is has occurred, but also notify the other equipment to hold until the issue has been rectified to avoid bottlenecking. You can also predetermine potential failures and notify the relevant personnel before the problem occurs.

By connecting your devices and sharing the communication, you have effectively created a smart factory. 

What makes the potential for Integrated Industry so great is that you can manage this connection anywhere in the world. Plus, have the flexibility to produce customised products using mass production processes. Production has evolved from producing thousands of exactly the same product. Customers want their own individually customised product to meet their specific specification. The Integrated Industry and smart manufacturing allows this to become a reality.

Network connections are commonly used in today’s applications. But as the number of connected devices soars into the billions, Integrated Industry and big data together offers potential for operational efficiencies, cost savings and innovative new business streams through smart manufacturing.

This is not without it’s risks, security is a key threat. Data communicated via the internet should be protected from cyber attacks and any potential loss in connection through unfailing security procedures.

HARTING Integrated Industry 4 You (HAII4YOU)

The HAII4YOU Factory is HARTING’s very own Smart Factory developed to fully experience Industry 4.0.

The modular factory demonstrates how customised products can be produced under mass production conditions. This brings to life the six trends of Integrated Industry.


Modular production plants provides a new level of flexibility. Interfaces and infrastructures must be flexible to allow future-proofing upgrades and extensions.

This is can be seen in the HARTING modular factory (HAII4YOU) in which the entire production process is broken down into three modules.


Plant modules and products have to be identified uniquely for an efficient and smooth process. RFID solutions provide you with transparency over your production in real time. If required, with sensor information for production or maintenance processes.


Reliable production processes require vertical integration of the field level and corporate control. System integrators combine Smart Objects and ERP with flexible software solutions to provide a comprehensive integration of all production elements.


Mass production can now embrace customisation. Industrial production is getting more intelligent and more flexible, increasing the availability of customised solutions.


The digitalisation of industrial production demands even more computer power at more locations and in ever smaller spaces. Components are now required to deliver maximum performance in a minimum of space, driving the reduction in compact components.

  • Smaller, lighter components and solutions with maximum capabilities
  • HARTING M12 Power L-coded connectors
  • The advancing digitalisation of industrial production requires ever more intelligent hardware on the field level. Our modularly constructed systems support you in the decentralized collection of data and its analysis. Real production and IT applications are thus growing closer together step by step.
  • Real production and virtual control are coming closer together