EASY ENTRY INTO IIOT APPLICATIONS
WITH IIOT CLOUD SERVICES, WIELAND ELECTRIC OFFERS A PRACTICAL COMPLETE CLOUD SOLUTION FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Despite skills shortages and an increasingly complex technological landscape, even small and medium-sized mechanical engineers can confidently handle the digital transformation. Wieland will explain how at Hannover Messe 2019. As part of its IIoT cloud services, the company offers the right hardware, cloud, and service blocks to facilitate IIoT entry for equipment suppliers. From highly functional IoT gateways to a secure cloud platform and through to technical service support, Wieland provides a sophisticated and holistic solution which requires no IT consulting. This means that IIoT applications can be realized using simple modularity, even on existing machines.
The powerful wienet IIoT gateways, which have been developed specifically to connect equipment and systems to the internet easily and securely, act as a data interface. Not only do they have numerous fieldbus couplers and automation features, they also boast high IT functionality. This includes data filtering, which ensures low latency and can be defined individually so that users always have the cost of transmission under control. In addition, logic and alarm functions can also be parameterized and programmed using the local web server. This means that logical connections, comparisons, or also preliminary calculations of average values like temperatures are possible.
With the wienet cloud, Wieland provides a scalable, browser-based platform for evaluating and analyzing the data collected. It enables access from anywhere in the world, even on mobile devices, thereby ensuring the ability to respond quickly to data collected. The necessary security is provided by end-to-end encryption during data transmission, obligatory authentication, and an individually configurable authorization system. The raw data collected can be further processed meaningfully and content can be exchanged between different programs using the API (Application Programming Interface) data interface.
In addition, Wieland is also on hand to provide technical service support for small and medium-sized equipment suppliers as they initialize their first IIoT projects. With the creation of a corresponding partner network, it should also become possible in future
to implement plans relating to machine learning and artificial intelligence.