08. April 2021, 22:33 Uhr | Andreas Knoll
Thanks to the 4G cellular connection, the »IoT-Gateway 30« can be used anywhere, regardless of the existing infrastructure.
At the digital Hanover Fair, Weidmüller is presenting the multifunctional gateway »IoT-Gateway 30«, which on the one hand creates the frequently required connection from the sensor to the cloud and on the other hand lowers operating costs through the acquisition and preprocessing of machine data.
Thanks to mobile connectivity, the gateway can be used anywhere, regardless of the existing infrastructure. Weidmüller uses the 4G LTE standard for this.
Data pre-processing is carried out using the open IoT standard Node-RED, which is already integrated in the IoT-Gateway 30. This allows the user to implement their own application programming or to fall back on the many predefined functions of the community.
Field devices and controls are accessed via common interfaces and protocols, such as Modbus RTU, TCP, OPC UA, MQTT or RFC1006, which facilitates the connection to existing systems. In most cases, no changes are necessary to the control system used for this purpose. For further use, the data is sent to the in-house IT or to cloud systems such as Azure, AWS or IBM.
The multifunction gateway »IoT-Gateway 30« creates the connection from the sensor to the cloud and takes care of the acquisition and preprocessing of machine data.
The Weidmüller u-link Remote Access Service is also already integrated. This guarantees rapid and secure access to machines and plant. In addition, process data can be historically stored in u-link and individual dashboards and alarms can be generated. The intuitive interface can be configured quickly and easily without expert knowledge and adjusted in line with internal process structures. Weidmüller therefore combines IoT and remote access options in one portal.
For use outside the panel, the IoT-Gateway 30 can be easily and securely integrated into a FieldPower box. In the panel, the IoT-Gateway 30 impresses with its particularly small form factor, despite the many integrated interfaces.