Solutions for the digital future
The Industrial Internet of Things is changing value chain forever and leading companies to rethink their business models from the ground up. What's the best way to implement the digital transformation necessary to remain competitive in this new environment? Together with B&R. We offer complete hardware and software solutions, comprehensive service and hard-earned expertise in the automation and digitalization of machinery and equipment.
Get fit for the Industrial IoT with B&R:
- Plantwide data exchange
- Remote data access
- Analysis of data from heterogeneous sources
- Integration of different fieldbus technologies
- Digitalization of manufacturing systems
By systematically analyzing and networking large volumes of data, you can improve production efficiency and target customers more effectively. Explore new products, business models and distribution channels. Optimize your asset utilization or add new services and sources of revenue.
Industrial IoT – What does it mean?
For individual machines, Industrial IoT means closed-loop control in real time. It means implementing the latest software technology in greenfield and brownfield plants alike, opening up entirely new possibilities for analytics and control and allowing immediate feedback about asset performance.
The connected factories of the Industrial IoT generate and process enormous volumes of data in order to perform automated responses that boost performance. How do you make the most efficient use of a network without overloading it?
B&R can help you get the best real-time performance out of your network. After pre-processing data locally, B&R edge devices send it off for remote storage and analysis, which frees up more of your network capacity.
Efficient use of edge computing
Edge computing hardware from B&R ensures that your data gets from its source to the cloud safely and securely. Take advantage of this potential to boost your network performance. Discover B&R's edge solutions and the many pre-processing options they offer.
Edge solutions from B&R
B&R's edge solutions send aggregated, pre-processed data to the cloud. The cloud handles any remaining computational tasks as well as providing long-term archiving. Implement long-term evaluation and forecasting – Industrial IoT becomes reality.
- Edge Connect uses a bus controller to provide both standard control functionality as well as safety functions, data aggregation and Internet connectivity.
- Embedded Edge is a PLC-based solution that provides data archiving in addition to Edge Connect functionality.
- Edge Controller is a powerful industrial PC equipped with monitoring software to read control data from machines and lines. Features include control, safety functions, data aggregation and intermediate local archiving, business intelligence and machine learning.
Special protocols are used to transfer large volumes of data from edge devices to the cloud. B&R offers the widely used queuing protocols MQTT and AMQP. They allow data packets to be transferred reliably even in cases where the network connection has low bandwidth or is intermittently unavailable.
If you use OPC UA, you can transfer it directly over MQTT and AMQP. Outside the cloud, all machines and lines can be networked over OPC UA, regardless of vendor – ensuring completely seamless communication from the field-level to the cloud.