B&R's Orange Box lets users access previously unreadable energy and process data from digitally isolated machinery. The Orange Box is able to read data from the machine without any changes to existing hardware or software. Clearly visualized performance metrics make it easy to identify opportunities for targeted improvement so machinery can be operated more efficiently.
The Orange Box
As an Industrial IoT solution package, the Orange Box brings smart-factory intelligence to brownfield installations. It is now possible to read and analyze data from previously isolated machinery and equipment. A controller collects runtime data via I/O or fieldbus and processes it using intelligent software components. The greatest advantage is that there's no need for any changes to existing hardware and software.
- Read data from digitally isolated machinery
- Optimize processing efficiency and energy consumption
- Monitor equipment status from anywhere
The Orange Box has already been able to acquire and evaluate OEE data, but users now benefit from an even broader range of possibilities. With the new Energy, PackML and Tweet functions, they can monitor energy consumption and process execution, as well as send automated text message notifications.
When certain status changes occur, the new Tweet function automatically informs one or more defined recipients, who can then either go directly to the machine or check it remotely. This is made possible by the HTML5-based HMI application, which can be viewed on mobile devices and operated via touch screen.