Plug-and-Cloud: The New IoT Bus Coupler

Focusing on IoT and Industrie 4.0, Beckhoff’s presence at Hannover Messe 2016 was very much in line with this year’s key theme Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions.

One highlight was its presentation of the EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler for cloud-based control. Described as a “plug-and-cloud”, this bus coupler has been designed to transmit all control data simply, safely and cost-effectively in plug-and-play mode to all major cloud systems – including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SAP HANA – as well as private cloud systems in company networks, with no requirement for either a controller or programming.

It establishes a direct connection between Beckhoff EtherCAT I/O and the IoT. As a result, it enables standardized integration of I/O data with cloud-based communication and data services. Via an integrated web server, the I/O data can be parameterized, such as in data processing and timing, through a simple configuration dialog. The coupler then autonomously transmits the data to the cloud service.

About the Author

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).

Related Posts

Understanding digital identity and joining the network can protect e-retailers and customers from...

Boston-based software provider PTC held its annual conference Liveworx last week in the New England...

A new wave of technological innovation, epitomized by breakneck progress in areas such as...

Style Switcher

Highlight Color:




You can also set your own colors or background from the Admin Panel.