What is Industrial Internet of Things?

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the extension of the Internet of Things (IoT) into industrial environments. These environments require specialized products and solutions that have been ‘ruggedized’ to operate in extreme situations. They also typically require customization as many legacy technologies, such as controllers, still run on disparate communication protocols.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as the Industrial Internet, brings together industrial machines, sensors, gateways, cloud computing, blockchain, advanced analytics, and people at workplace. It’s the network of a multitude of devices connected by communications technologies that results in systems that can monitor, collect, exchange, analyze, and deliver valuable new insights like never before. These insights can then help drive smarter, faster business decisions for industrial firms.

By combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, industrial big data analytics, technology, cyber security, HMI and SCADA, the IIoT is driving unprecedented levels of efficiency, productivity, and performance. And as a result, industrial companies in power and energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, healthcare, aviation, and many other industries are experiencing transformative operational and financial benefits.

IIoT solutions are part of the cyber-physical technologies that define the 4th Industrial Revolution, which encompasses additional solutions such as additive manufacturing, digitizing business processes, and advanced control systems. For manufacturers this translates to improved sustainability, less downtime, and more profitability across the factory floor.

PLCs Integration

Siemens

SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC

http://www.siemens.com/wincc: The scalable and open SCADA system for maximum plant transparency and productivity. Efficiency in terms of engineering and operations control, innovative solutions, easy scalability, openness, solution partners & support: With SIMATIC WinCC, you can rely on a future-proof system.

SIMATIC S7-1200/1500 SCADA Integration

The Siemens Simatic S7-1200/1500 PLC comes with an integrated web server which just needs to be activated for the specific project. Therefore, the access to variables and tags inside the PLC is not limited to the S7-1200/1500 native web frontend, it is also possible to develop user-defined pages (or rather web apps) using JavaScript and HTML.
Also it is possible to read the Tags and variables and build insightful dashboard.

Allen-Bradley

Tags are the method for assigning and referencing memory locations in Allen Bradley Logix5000 controllers.  This is a departure from the more conventional ways of programming PLCs, which includes Allen Bradley’s earlier line of PLC5 and SLC 500 controllers.

Reading and writing Allen Bradley tag values using  Object oriented software programming utilize Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) on Ethernet/IP. This method will work on Controllogix and Compactlogix PLCs. The script  will be executed in Node-red and the return value will be displayed on dashboard and can be read on wireless devices such as tablets or smartphones.

OPC-UA

Ignition

Ignition Core modules can be used to create virtually any kind of industrial automation solution, including SCADA, IIoT, MES and beyond. With the Ignition Core modules, users can add features such as charts and tables, mobile access, voice notifications for alarms, transaction management, sophisticated logic systems, enterprise administration, and much more.

ThingWorx

The ThingWorx platform is a complete, end-to-end technology platform designed for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). It delivers tools and technologies that empower businesses to rapidly develop and deploy powerful applications and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

kepware

Kepware is a software help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. We have been recognized as an early player in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and serve a wide range of customers in a variety of vertical markets—including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power & Utilities, and more