MPDV captures the Internet of Things
Cloud computing is nothing new to the IT environment, but the idea of a central IT resource or the use of common network technology on the shop floor is. Connecting the shop floor with the IT environment leaves many manufactures nervous. During embedded world 2016, MPDV's MES experts will ease the nerves by showing how real time data with integrated cloud computing can provide valuable information to improve your business.
Of Clouds and Fog
On the one hand, the proposed MES architecture is based on the Internet of Things, completely linking all resources and the manufacturing companies' security needs. Consequently, shop floor and IT clouds should be separated. In order for the machine level to reap benefits from cloud technologies, a specific modification known as the edge cloud or fog, was employed (see picture). The central instance, the edge gateway, connects the edge cloud (fog) with the IT cloud. Therefore, shop floor components can communicate with each other in real time and the IT cloud can retrieve and manage the data.
Showcase: MES HYDRA and Dell IoT Gateway
MPDV will show how the suggested architecture can look like in practice at the Dell both (hall 5, booth 380). Visitors can experience how live data is collected from the shop floor and immediately made available in the IT cloud. Crucial elements are the IoT Edge Gateway 5000 by Dell and MPDV's Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA.