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Smart software and hardware for the industrial IoT

Network new and existing machines efficiently and make them transparent. The IoT Gateway software V2 from Bosch Rexroth achieves this with particular precision and cost-effectiveness.

With many new features and hardware, the IoT Gateway software V2 raises the bar for the networking of machines and plants.

  • Connectivity: Bosch CISS sensors, OPC DA and further third party controls
  • Hardware: New Rexroth industrial PC generation PR based on Linux with WiFi, USB and HDMI
  • Remote management: New device portal for setup, configuration and remote maintenance

The secret of the Internet of things lies in the software. Without it, there would be no smart devices and no cloud. Consequently, the new IoT Gateway software V2 arrives with many new connectivity possibilities. New hardware allows for an adjustable and scalable concept for one or more machines and can be used for existing machines as well as directly at the OEM. In order to be able to evaluate status and processes completely, the user has the option of connecting additional sensors, third-party controls and higher-level IT systems. Another new feature is the Device Portal – a joint development by Rexroth and Bosch Connected Industry – for centralized management of distributed infrastructures.

Data is the key for the optimization of the Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). The IoT Gateway brings companies closer to the strategic goal of networking all relevant machines and systems and making processes for evaluation and continuous improvement visible. OEMs and end-users require quickly workable connectivity solutions for new machines and retrofit solutions. The new IoT Gateway allows both interested parties to quickly network new and existing machines in just a few steps.

For access to production and machine data, the web-based configurable tool can be connected to a wide variety of sensors, servers and controls via so-called device apps. The compact and robust multi-sensor CISS from Bosch, OPC UA predecessors OPC DA and other third-party control systems including Beckhoff CX and Allen Bradley/Rockwell ControlLogix are now also supported. Forwarding data for the purpose of analysis and evaluation is carried out by processing apps that, in addition to diverse cloud services, also support MES systems and offer a Generic REST service.

Demand-oriented selection of hardware

To customize the industrial IoT, the gateway software can be operated on various hardware platforms. In addition to the high-performance embedded control XM from Rexroth, industrial PCs are now also being considered, especially the new IPC generation PR based on Linux with WiFi, USB and local HDMI interface.

Management, data backup and app development

Another new feature is the Device Portal developed in cooperation with Bosch Connected Industry, which allows OEMs, service providers and end-users to efficiently and remotely manage IoT Gateway instances. It is also possible to integrate it into existing management systems.

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com , www.iot.bosch.com , www.bosch-press.com , www.twitter.com/BoschPresse .

 

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