IOT – Connect machines and equipment to the cloud
A new technology and business paradigm is emerging: the Internet of Things. Interconnected devices, machinery and facilities are opening up new opportunities, but at the same time adding complexity to your business. We want to handle that complexity for you by managing the technical nitty-gritty of connecting your facilities on a global scale and giving you room to harvest the IoT opportunities, new services, business models and revenue streams.
With the Industry 4.0 platform, which is implemented with the DATAEAGLE 7000 series, Schildknecht AG enables the worldwide networking of your plants. As a system provider, we supply all components and services from a single source.
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Remote monitoring of machines and plants
Have a look at the Schildknecht Internet of Things platform that offers a unique combination of global connectivity, powerful security and manageable costs. Built around our DATAEAGLE 7000 series of IoT gateways, it gives you all the components and services necessary for a strong IoT solution from sensor to cloud. For optimal global operability we use mobile radio tech that offers the highest network coverage and secures independence from existing Internet infrastructures. This comes at a manageable cost as we use universal eSIM cards validated by countless providers and provides solid security to your data at any time since we use end-to-end encryption.
With the Schildknecht Internet of Things platform you can access sensor and machine data from anywhere in the world through the ERP or cloud system of your choice, giving you all relevant information at a glance. We do more than just supplying technology: our holistic approach means that we collaborate with you on vital parameters like overall efficiency and cost to develop business models. For these and many more reasons, we consider ourselves a strong partner for the IoT future of your business.
IoT in practice
Data and information linked therewith increasingly develop to central elements for industry, traffic, infrastructure, economy and society. Innumerable “things“ – such as measuring and monitoring devices, machinery, pumps, vehicles or household appliances are equipped with sensors which gather data of any kind and then are sent by gateways wired or wireless by radio (e.g. via the IoT Gateway DATAEAGLE of Schildknecht AG) to a cloud or a portal established there for analysis and further utilization. So the Internet of Things (IoT) has already become reality in many places. Companies of any kind and size are now endeavoring to develop new business models by applying modern IoT technology. The objective of these models is to optimize familiar processes e.g. with regard to security and economic efficiency or to generate new processes. In such developments support by experienced companies such as the radio technology specialist Schildknecht AG is extremely helpful.
Internet of Things examples and solutions from Schildknecht: With over 500 realised projects we have a lot of experience in IoT. Read more about IoT examples.
IoT platform approach using the example of a service solution for cranes
Modern gantry cranes in port facilities all over the world are freely movable “transporters” for containers on rubber wheels with their own drive units, e.g. in order to be able to change aisles (without conductor rails) (RTG – Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes). To ensure the constant functioning of these units, an automatic monitoring system was developed by the crane manufacturer together with Schilfknecht AG. Sensors and radio modules installed in the drive unit are used for this purpose, which regularly record the continuously registered operating data and communicate it worldwide. In view of the demand for free mobility, wireless technology was used for this purpose.
The DATAEAGLE 7050 gateway with various fieldbus interfaces is connected to the control system. From there, the data is transmitted via mobile radio to the device cloud and from there to an ERP or a customer cloud. There, the data can be tracked and corrective measures can be taken in case of irregularities or service calls can be coordinated by the customer.