Today, effective maintenance, process control and production planning, as well as production optimisation, is not possible without collecting technological and production data. Are you about to embark on your data acquisition journey? What is important is to start with collecting data from control systems and to analyse it correctly.
But, what if data sources are hard to access and you need to collect data from:
Each of the situations above calls for wireless technology. It enables you to securely collect field data and transfer it to the cloud. This data can further be sent to higher-level systems, for example MES, databases and visualisation applications.
Although Ewon routers are primarily designed for remote access to common control systems, the advanced Ewon Flexy 205 can also collect data from these systems, providing the user with access to it through the Talk2M cloud platform. As the router acts both as OPC UA server and OPC UA client, it standardises control system data by converting it, using the communication protocol that many higher-level systems, including KEPServerEX and OPC Router, understand.
For monitoring fast processes, such as supply voltage fluctuations, we have developed wireless sensors called FIOT Sensors. Intended for installation in control cabinets, they monitor 24 V DC quality, temperatures, tilt and analogue and digital input values. These sensors detect even the slightest deviations from the norm, as they take 8,000 supply voltage measurements per second and every 5 seconds send the maximum, minimum and mean values to the gateway.
This data is then available to the user through the gateway's own web visualisation and via other applications that support the Modbus TCP protocol.
Would you like to start with data collection, but are not sure how to go about it and what tools and platforms to choose? Feel free to contact us to discuss this. Share your expectations with us so that we can advise you on what steps to take.