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Spindles are one of the most expensive and sophisticated rotating components on the planet. They rotate at super high speeds with fits and tolerances 10 to 20 times what is required on other rotating devices, such as pumps or motors. If there ever were machines that needed to communicate their health and activity it would be spindles.

What Is M2M?

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M2M or machine to machine is one of the fastest growing segments in technology. M2M solutions can connect millions of devices, like machines, heart monitors, cars, appliances and buildings. Basically, nearly anything with sensors that can report device-specific information back to other devices or computers can be connected using an M2M network.

Based on collected data, M2M can start tasks and give important instructions without human intervention. According to a 2013 article in Forbes, M2M is currently a $24 billion market and predicted to be close to $100 billion by 2017.

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Thomas Hoenig

Thomas Hoenig has been in this industry for decades. He is president of GTI Spindle Technology and GTI Predictive Technology. He has seen predictive maintenance techniques, technologies and methods evolve through the years and has a great vantage point to understand future developments and directions the industry is moving towards.

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