Gateway links plants to the IoT, without any programming
New from Bosch Rexroth is a gateway that links new or existing plants to the Internet of Things (IoT) without affecting the automation logic. The Linux-based IoT gateway uses Java apps and open interfaces. Configuration is Web-based, and needs no programming.
The gateway collects sensor and process data and transfers it to higher-level systems such as cloud applications, and systems that monitor machine states and analyse data.
The built-in Java virtual machine runs apps and Rexroth provides some of these apps with the gateway. For example, a “devices” app selects and configures sensors and provides an overview of their data in real time via a Web-based dashboard. A “processing” app prepares sensor and process values and forwards them to IoT services.
The gateway will be available by itself or as part of a “starter kit” including Bosch Software’s Production Performance Manager software, which merges the collected data in a single visualisation and forwards specified events to defined persons.