Aug 15, 2017 IN eGuide / Industrial IoT
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Micro gateways for collecting KPI data from the factory floor

Predict failures and avoid downtime

With Industry 4.0 more and more industrial companies are investigating the possibility of monitoring equipment and machinery remotely, in order to be able to predict failures to avoid downtime due to maintenance and servicing, and to optimize the performance of the machinery.

HMS Industrial Networks AB is a company that specializes in M2M communication in industry applications and are working with connecting industrial machines to new IT solutions. They presented a project with the goal to read parameters from the ATV32 driver in order to provide visual representation of the data in a GUI. The GUI is a web based cloud service for IoT, called ThingWorx.

In order to achieve the desired results, wireless communication had to be setup between the drivers and a gateway in order to send the parameters to the Internet without the need for additional cabling.

Monitor parameters in harsh environments

This Whitepaper explores how HMS performed a project to connect an industry grade frequency driver to ThingWorx cloud service to be able to monitor parameters.

LumenRadio’s MiraOne module was chosen for the Wireless Connectivity because of it’s reliability, it’s cognitive coexistence technology and the easy commissioning. The patented technology allows the MiraOne module to be implemented in the harsh environment of a large factory.

The prototype that has been produced, demonstrates how the connectivity can be implemented and the project is to be used as a basis for further development.