The IoT Gateway Rack from Bosch Rexroth offers a drop-in solution to make machines ready for Industry 4.0. It has an IP65-rated enclosure and plugs into a standard 110-Vac outlet. It contains all the necessary wiring and connections to connect PLCs, I/O, and other data sources for collection, processing, and forwarding of plant-floor data to upper-level data systems.
It also packages together all necessary components, including Rexroth’s IoT Gateway, to connect data sources to upper-level data systems. Rexroth’s IoT Gateway technology is a configured (not programmed) device, so it doesn’t require knowledge of specific programming languages and makes it easy to get up and running. The IoT Gateway Rack can collect legacy PLCs and simple digital and analog I/O to collect data from machines that were manufactured without Industry 4.0 data transfer capabilities, making it ideal for retrofitting older machines.
Bosch Rexroth’s IoT Gatway Rack runs from 110-V ac and comes configured for plug-and-play use in-plant and in OEM machines.
But this device isn’t strictly intended for in-plant users. Its plug-and-play design gives original equipment manufacturers the option of using the IoT Gateway Rack as an addition to existing machines. This allows them to easily provide Industry 4.0 capabilities for their customers requiring additional functionality without changing the main design of the machine.
Additional features include:
- Three Ethernet ports, one HDMI port, one USB port with Wi-Fi, and 4G options for full connectivity capabilities
- Compatibility with popular data streams for data collection and communication such as OPC UA, OPC DA, TCP/IP, MQTT, and REST
- Connects to standard databases such as MySQL and MongoDB and to popular PLC systems and I/O, plus cloud architecture