IIoT and industrie 4.0: Ewon Flexy gets you close to the action

A genuine nightmare for plant operators – a fault affects operations and, in the worst-case scenario, brings production to a standstill. You do whatever you can to rectify the damage, but time is passing by. Every stress-inducing minute that goes by is costing money. But that is now a thing of the past. With Ewon Flexy, you can remain in close contact with your plant.

Even the most reliable plant can suffer faults. These may be caused by issues such as wear and tear to mechanical components due to continuous load, sudden failures of individual modules or incorrect handling, which cannot even be ruled out once large parts of the process have been automated. Fault-tracing is also time-consuming and spare parts are not always available quickly.

No more horror scenarios

Ewon Flexy works proactively to protect you against such situations – its smart data gateway not only enables you to access the plant remotely in the event of a fault, but it also works independently of the control protocol and collects all relevant control data on an ongoing basis, before making these available to you on a cyclical basis. That way, you will be able to identify in good time if the plant is exceeding the tolerances of the pre-set parameters. Ewon Flexy can also send out alert messages by e-mail or text message, whenever critical values are exceeded.

Data transfer via the channel of your choice

When it comes to preparing and transmitting the data concerned, various options are available: for example, the transfer can take place in the form of an OPC UA or, if connected to an IIoT platform, by means of an MQTT script. You can send your data to a cloud of your choice, or you can make use of the Talk2M portal from Ewon – this also provides additional tools, such as the M2Web, which will display the most important KPIs and can be connected to the webservers of the connected devices.

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Nomen est omen – flexibility without limits

The Ewon Flexy Data Gateway has universal communication capabilities – it communicates via direct, cabled WAN connections, as well as via WLANs, 3G or 4G. Communication capability via 5G is being prepared. Even the interface to the plant is flexibly designed – communication with the controls is possible via ethernet, via RS232 or via MPI/Profibus. A USB interface is also available and additional interfaces will follow.

The wider the range of possibilities, the more important it becomes to receive advice from experienced specialists. At Bachofen, you will find that we are keen to hear about your specific needs and that we offer competent technical support and the necessary flexibility that enables us to provide tailor-made solutions.