Gateway First Turnkey IoT Solution
Festo will be presenting the first turnkey solution for IoT-ready components and dashboards – the IoT gateway CPX-IoT at Achema 2018.
The gateway connects components and modules from the field level, such as the Festo Motion Terminal, the energy monitoring module MSE6-E2M or handling systems, to the Festo Cloud via their OPC UA interface. The data can be prepared and monitored using the cloud.
This enables trend analyses to be determined, and to set up early warning systems and automatic notifications in the event of incidents. The company states that the IoT gateway provides the cloud interface to a controller, and ensures that the relevant information is communicated in the right format at the right time.
With the IoT gateway, it is possible to have preconfigured dashboards for each Festo component – with additional customisation. The dashboard is viewed in the web browser and shows diagrams and traffic light indicators. Specific widgets, i.e. components of a user interface, and diagrams for energy monitoring, preventive maintenance as well as performance figures for the process and for overall equipment effectiveness improvement, provide clarity.
According to the firm, the condition monitoring solution improves error diagnostics and fault identification, creates transparency about energy consumption, delivers clear information in graph form and also makes historical data available.
Festo & Co.
Hall 8, Stand C72 and Hall 11, Stand E27