The use of Internet of Things in service and maintenance

 6 January 2021

Internet of Things; IoT, a well-known term for Rompa. In 2020, many IoT solutions and services have launched. In the upcoming years there will be an upward trend in IoT applications, there is even a prediction of 41 billion IoT devices in 2027. In the future, the Internet of Things is indispensable.
On the 26th of November 2020, the IoT Academy of KPN organized the IoT Update of the Year: Unlock your Things & release your data. Rompa Group participated on the IoT Update, a remarkable subject was the use of Internet of Things in the service and maintenance of companies. Let us explain it a little more for you, read on quickly!

Customer experience is key

In today’s world, customer experience is key. Especially in the pandemic of covid-19 it has become clear how important the relationship with the customer is. It is essential to ensure that services are delivered in a predictable manner with as little delay as possible. IoT can be adjusted at various stages to maintain a positive customer experience.


The Internet of Things supports the way companies work. Nowadays there is a high expectation from the customer, which requires companies to have the right processes and facilities in place to be able to meet this expectation. The automation of processes ensures that the customer’s demand is met, and in addition, costs can be saved a reliability increased. IoT provides a better customer experience by reacting proactively to problems and can even prevent them.

The use of Internet of Things in machines

With an emerging trend in IoT, machines need to keep up with the pace. Predictive monitoring is growing in the (technical) industry. By means of ‘predictive monitoring’; machines themselves indicate how they are currently doing, a predictive maintenance of the production process is developed. Maintenance of machines often means shutting down machines, which in turn costs time and money.


The use of IoT in production can be a huge gain in efficiency, connectivity, safety and communication. By using Internet of Things, the machines are able to find out for every possible part of the production process in which condition the product was in. Wherever you use IoT, it gives more certainty for the future, saves costs in the long run and gives you the opportunity to build up a competitive edge.

Condition based monitoring

An application called ‘condition-based monitoring’; placing sensors on machines managed via the Cloud. Think, for example, of infrared thermography; the friction of the machine creates heat. By measuring this heat periodically, it is possible to gain insight into which parts go beyond certain limits. Trough the insights from the IoT data that the sensors display on these machines, productivity can be increased, resulting in cost savings, and cost savings in turn ensure customer satisfaction. What exactly are the advantages of condition-based monitoring? We have listed them for you:


  • Maintenance will always take place on time by this way
  • Reduction of the number of maintenance operations
  • The downtime of the machine is much lower
  • Increasing the reliability and availability of assets
  • Production costs remain as low as possible

Rompa in the Internet of Things

IoT has become indispensable, that is clear. We, as Rompa, are familiar with the use of Internet of Things, which you can see in various designs, such as the Gillete Razor stand.

Rompa always tries to keep up with the trends in plastics technology, so we do our best to develop more and more in the area of IoT. Would you like to read more about Internet of Things? Take a look at the article 5 tips for a successful Internet of Things or read our Whitepaper on connectivity!


Get in touch with us

Are you interested in how Rompa deploys IoT after reading this article? Or would you like to know what kind of products have IoT? We will be happy to tell you all about it! Don’t hesitate to contact us. We at Rompa will be glad to answer you.