Today reliable, secure Internet connection allows for remote access to control systems, industrial computers, web cameras and other devices in industry as well as other areas. If any of these devices fails, remote access enables a technician to troubleshoot the problem faster, as they do not have to travel to the site. Using their PC they simply connect to the remote access router linked to that device, via a secure VPN tunnel.
Remote access allows you to:
Watch our video tutorial. You will learn:
1. Machine builders
Companies that manufacture single-purpose machines often sell them worldwide. These machines come with a warranty and the manufacturers provide servicing for them. Travelling to customer sites to repair or maintain them is time-consuming and expensive. That is why many producers equip their machine control systems with remote access routers, enabling them to provide their services remotely.
2. System integrators
It is also those who interconnect and integrate various systems that can modify and back up PLC programs remotely and thus save a great deal of money. In other words, they can help their customers from anywhere, anytime.
3. The maintenance of a production plant
Maintenance staff are in charge of preventative checks on machines and fast troubleshooting in the case of a production line breakdown. It is, nevertheless, impossible for a control system programmer to be at several sites at the same time. But with remote access they can connect to machines from anywhere, via the Internet.
You can choose between two Ewon router types. The Ewon COSY 131 is a simple model without any advanced functionalities. You only have to connect it to the Internet, the device that you want to access remotely and the Talk2M service – and your remote access solution is ready for you to use.
Apart from the capabilities above, the more sophisticated model – the Ewon FLEXY 205 – features the ability to collect technological and production data from control systems. It also allows you to work with that data, for example set and email alarms. As the FLEXY is only slightly more expensive than the COSY, before you make your choice think twice – you may well have to work with data in the future.
Need help with remote access?
Would you like to implement remote access, but are not sure how to go about it and what routers to choose? Feel free to contact us to discuss this. Tell us what you need remote access for.