Remote Monitoring of CNC Machines
Computerized numerical control (CNC) machines are playing an increasingly important role in industrial automation. Featuring fast and reliable networking, python programming and industrial-grade design, the IG902 offers remote monitoring solution to the CNC machines, significantly saving both manual labor and costs.
Modern machining has advanced significantly. Marked by increased complexity, precision, machine size, and automation. CNC (computerized numerical control) machine tools are vital for enhancing processing quality and efficiency.
However, CNC machines are expensive, and any damage, decreased production efficiency, or production halt can lead to significant losses. To ensure the proper operation and enable preventive maintenance of CNC machines in various manufacturing plants, a machine tool manufacturer sought a remote monitoring solution.
Stable Cellular Network Access for Data Transmission
Onsite machines should be constantly monitored so that faults can be prevented to avoid downtime and losses.
Support for Edge Computing
With large amounts of data to be collected, the solution is expected to enable edge computing to release the load on the cloud.
Compatibility for Industrial Environments
The solution is expected to withstand strong EM interferences, wide temperature ranges and other challenging conditions at industrial sites.
Using IG902 edge gateway, the remote monitoring system connects CNC machines distributed at various industrial sites to the cloud platform, to collect and analyze the machines’ data of operation status, degree of wear of vulnerable parts, and data of the electric controlling systems.
The IG902 is developed to support edge computing, to perform funcitons of data acquisition, data monitoring, data filtering, data cleansing, data security protection, data storage, data submission and logic processing on the front end, reducing the communications bandwidth needed between industrial sites and the central monitoring center, optimizing the cloud computing system.
The IG902 provides reliable low latency communications between CNC machines and the cloud center. Engineers can monitor real-time operation of the machines, response to faults with shortened time, and plan for preventive maintenance, saving both manpower and costs significantly.
Fast, Secure and Reliable Connectivity
Available with LTE CAT4/CAT1 cellular networks, Wi-Fi and wired connection, multiple link redundancy technologies and security strategies, the IG902 provides fast, secure and uninterrupted network access, ensuring that devices are constantly connected.
Easy Configuration for Data Acquisition
The IG902 supports multiple PLC protocols and major IoT clouds. Onsite devices can be connected to the cloud through simple configuration in minutes.
Intelligent Data Processing
Built with ARM Cortex-A8 processor, the IG902 features powerful edge computing and data analysis capabilities. Data collected from PLCs can be preprocessed on the edge, relieving the load in the cloud while quickening response to the data source.
All Industrial Design
Meeting industrial grade on indexes including EMC grade 3, IP30, and wide operating temperatures, the IG902 is solid and durable to withstand the harsh environmental conditions of industrial sites.
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