The Internet of Things is nothing new to HMS. We have been connecting devices to fieldbus, industrial Ethernet and IT-systems for more than 20 years.
Our solutions for IIoT open the door to devices and machines on the factory floor and in the field — for analytics, KPI-follow-up and predictive maintenance.
Thousands of PLCs, drives, generators, UPSs and other machines are already connected to HMS’s proven and trusted cloud solutions — Netbiter Argos and eWON Talk2M. By logging into these cloud solutions, service staff can monitor and control their installations online.
HMS also offers connectivity gateways to third party clouds and IoT-platforms such as Thingworx, Oracle and SAP.
Netbiter Argos cloud
eWON Talk2M cloud
Machines on the factory floor are often referred to as Operational Technology or OT. By connecting these machines to the IT level, it is possible to get unprecedented access to live information from production facilities.
This connection is made possible by IT/OT gateways or “Edge gateways.” ("Edge" in this case refers to the edge between the IT systems and the factory floor systems.)
Anybus .NET gateways
HMS’s current product portfolio for industrial networking is already connecting millions of automation devices around the world. Many of these devices get connected to some kind of industrial controlling system – which is also a form of IIoT.
For example, HMS has solutions for OPC UA for the German “Industrie 4.0” initiative meaning that an OPC UA server is offered inside the Anybus communication solutions providing data from the factory floor.
Anybus industrial networking
IXXAT industrial networking
The Industrial Internet of Things means that devices are getting more connected. This also puts higher demands on security. HMS technology includes security features such as packet storm resistance, certificates, and access control.
However, the most important security feature is that HMS works closely together with you to make sure data security is upheld for your particular demands.
Anybus X-gateways connect EtherNet/IP- based honing machines to several other industrial networks, freeing up resources and decreasing costs at Nagel Precision.
The Anybus X-gateways enables us to focus on our core business – building honing machinery – rather than working with compliance for different networks.
The Anybus Communicator CAN is used to enable communication between the CAN-bus in straddle carriers and a Modbus TCP-based monitoring system. Also, a programmable Communicator is used to connect GPS trackers (NMEA-based) to the CAN-bus of the straddle carriers.
Interested in HMS IIoT solutions?