An application of the IoT in Belt Conveyor Systems

Gabri Lodewijks, W. Li, Yusong Pang, Xiaoli Jiang

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The Internet of Things and Big data these days means big business. Monitoring Belt Conveyor Systems used to be performed by means of inspectors and off line. These days the developments are towards fully automated inspection systems. The IoT enables that more information from sensor systems becomes available that was not available in the past. Theoretically this means that monitoring Belt Conveyor systems 24/7 should become reality and down-time and unexpected maintenance a thing of the past. All these sensor systems produce a vast amount of information. Big data implies a combination of databases too large and/or too diverse to maintain by regular database management systems. Big data plays an ever-increasing role these days. This paper discusses an application of the IoT in bulk solid handling and transportation systems and the utilization of big data. It discusses recent developments and a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet and Distributed Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings 9th International Conference IDCS 2016
EditorsW. Li, S. Ali, G. Lodewijks, G. Fortino, D. Di Fatta, Z. Yin, M. Pathan, A. Guerrieri, Q. Wang
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-45940-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45939-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems - Wuhan, China
Duration: 28 Sep 201630 Sep 2016
Conference number: 9

Publication series

Name Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI - LNCS
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2016 International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleIDCS 2016


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