All for One IIoT Connector
The IIoT Connector is an All for One software solution that supports you with respect to the implementation of IoT scenarios - both in your own production and with regard to machines used by customers.
What does the All for One IIoT Connector do?
The All for One IIoT Connector...
- enables you to (better) use and analyze data from machines/devices you operate in your production site or sell to your customers.
- creates a secure connection for the reception and subsequent case-specific processing of data for your applications and use cases
- simplifies the integration of new devices and their data - both in terms of capturing and handling individual events, as well as managing complex data streams - including storage, analysis and processing.
1) Connection of machines in your production site
Modern machines usually provide data via an OPC UA server. In order to be able to enrich (SAP) processes with this information, an infrastructure is required that can receive and processes data and make it available in the ERP.
The All for One IIoT Connector provides a plug-and-play connection to the OPC UA server via a suitable edge software component. Connection settings and mapping of data points of individual machines can be easily detected, configured and subsequently rolled out in entire factories or machine parks.
Once machines are connected, their data is stored and made available to the target application, e.g., SAP, via interfaces. In this way, valuable information finds its way from the machine to the ERP, where it can be used to leverage processes in maintenance, quality management or production control, for example.
2) Connection of machines in use a the customers'
The IIoT Connector can also be used to connect machines that are in use by customers. If the physical system already includes the IIoT Connector when it is delivered to the customer, status and operating data are received and processed in real-time from the very beginning onwards. It thus provides the data basis for use cases such as the Digital Twin or Condition Monitoring.
In a concrete example, the IIoT Connector passes on information to the SAP Customer Experience (CX) Suite, in which the customer and manufacturer can monitor machines via a common platform and, if necessary, trigger maintenance and service processes. By making the machine data available via the IIoT Connector's interfaces, the customer can also independently enhance its applications and processes with the information that is now available.
In this scenario, the IIoT Connector also ensures upgradeability of the software running locally at the customer's site, remote monitoring and a secure connection.
3) Connection of any device
In the context of an IoT/Industry 4.0 project, a wide variety of processes can be digitalized using the IIoT Connector, as it can also be used to connect devices such as scales, signaling technology or dash buttons.
The data and events tapped from devices in this way could be forwarded directly as triggers to target applications or processes.
The All for One IoT Hardware Adapter (serial, USB, network and fieldbus) can also be used to establish the connection to analog hardware that has not yet been networked. As a complementary software counterpart, the IIoT Connector can manage all devices connected in this way and receive data (bidirectionally in the case of signaling technology).
The IIoT Connector is the central component for your Industry 4.0 scenario, enabling you to reach your goal quickly and easily – find out more about it now!