Case Studies

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Anybus Case Study

1080 Motion: Wireless solution used for athlete testing

Wireless Bridge enables data from 1080 Motion’s neuromuscular testing machines to be transferred wirelessly to a computer for immediate display.
Ewon Case Study

Give Your Transformer An Extra Life

At the core of Tamini Trasformatori's system developed by W2W solutions lies the Ewon Flexy using MQTT technology for preventive maintenance.
Anybus Case Study

JSI: Always connected, always sharp

JSI has built an automated slitting machine with robotic blade changers. HMS technology gets the machine connected —in several different ways.
Ixxat Case Study

Power up with Ixxat

Ixxat CAN technology enables Super B in the Netherlands to get even more power out of their state-of-the art lithium ion batteries
Ewon Case Study

Thiele Technologies use Ewon for global remote support

Thiele Technologies use Ewon products to download revision system upgrades without the need for an on-site visit to their customer facilities.

Ewon Case Studies

McKee Foods

Remote boiler eWON control system eliminates boiler disasters before they happen

A leading manufacturer of small snack cakes and bakery goods, the McKee Foods Corporation, has found a solution to their remote boiler control needs with the help of eWONs’ WebPort product line.
McKee Foods


McKee Foods Corporation is best known for his line of Little Debbie snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand. At McKee Foods, they are committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value. To increase their efficiency, they decided to install an eWON structure.

eWON offers multiple remote connectivity options that include a PSTN router connection, a GSM/GPRS modem connection, or a broadband internet connection. In this example, the manufacturer was able to use the eWON’s PSTN and GSM/GPRS modem options to notify maintenance personnel of current alarm conditions and give them the ability to shut down the boiler remotely, using either a landline or cellular phone.


How it works

The system uses two eWONs, an eWON 4001 with a GSM/GPRS modem, and an eWON 2001 with a PSTN modem. The Allen-Bradley CompactLogix controller communicates to each eWON over EtherNet/IP.

Each eWON monitors critical alarms from the PLC such as a loss of communication, high steam pressure alarms and many more. When an alarm is detected, an SMS text message is sent to a group of cell phones and pagers.

Each operator carrying the cell phone and/or pager, are notified of the alarm condition and can respond via a text message from their cell phone or by calling a number, using a landline phone. When one of the eWONs receives the reply, it will shut the malfunctioning boiler down to eliminate possible dangers.


The results

With the large feature set available from the eWON product line, it’s easy to see the many benefits that can be made for remote maintenance applications. Don’t let your application catch you by surprise. Let eWON notify you in real time, as events happen, and
avoid disaster by improving your responsiveness. Thanks to eWON, save money and time by cutting the maintenance traveling costs.

Anybus Case Studies

Ixxat Case Studies

  • Schaeffler_CANblueII

    Ixxat CANblue II make drive tests (more) tangible

    Ixxat CANblue II connects ECU of test vehicles via Bluetooth with tablet PCs and makes driving tests more „tangible“ by displaying vehicle data.
    Schaeffler Engineering China
  • ETAS

    Car simulator driven by IXXAT

    ETAS uses IXXAT PC interface boards to enable communication between their LABCAR HiL test system and different Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
    ETAS GmbH
  • Sarissa-INpact

    Connect two worlds with the IXXAT INpact

    Sarissa GmbH offers advanced assistance systems for position measurement and worker guidance right down to the last millimeter. The systems enable error-free production and are used in manufacturing, picking and assembly in the automotive, aerospace and general industry sectors.
    Sarissa Assistance Systems rely on IXXAT INpact to connect their local positioning system to customer‘s own worker guidance systems.

    Sarissa GmbH
  • excavating machine simulator

    USB-to-CAN compact – enabling data exchange within excavating machine simulator

    At Halmstad University in Sweden, work has been proceeding to develop a state-of-the-art simulator for an excavating machine. The prototype uses Virtual Reality to simulate the environment in an excavator. The VR goggles display what the operator would see in an actual excavator and the driver's seat also moves according to what the operator does – making the experience very real.

    Halmstad University in Sweden






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