HARTING and Bosch integrated their expertise in the first IP 54-rated industrial plug-and-play IoT suite for sale on May 9, 2018. The kit enables digital condition monitoring of any type of machine with extremely fast speed and very little motion.
Digital condition monitoring using physical measurements such as temperature and vibration is an effective means of continuously monitoring and improving the availability of machine and equipment systems. It recognizes changes in machine behavior and takes appropriate action. However, selecting, installing, and integrating the right components in an existing infrastructure can sometimes be very costly. To this end, many production plants require the support of experienced IT experts. The IoT Starter Kit, which was previously available on the market, is suitable for first-time prototyping but is not suitable for long-term use in industrial environments.
With the MICA® CISS Industrial IoT Suite developed by Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions and HARTING Technology Group, IoT solutions that can run in one day and immediately output initial data are now available. The kit consists of Bosch's CISS (Connected Industrial Sensor Solutions) multi-sensor unit and HARTING's MICA® edge computing system.
Starting the app takes just a few steps. The small CISS sensor unit can be mounted to any surface (IP54) and detects up to 8 physical parameters including temperature, humidity, vibration, positional change, pressure, light, magnetic field, and acoustics. The rugged MICA® microcomputer can also be installed next to the machine (IP67), eliminating the need for a control cabinet. MICA® is connected to the sensor unit and the local network via industry standard connectors. Sensor data in MQTT format is available upon startup and displayed in a web browser via the integrated Node-RED control panel. Data can be analyzed and stored on virtually any IT system or IoT platform. The connector for Microsoft Azure Cloud is pre-installed. Local data storage is possible: MICA® can be equipped with a variety of database software for this purpose.
As an authorized distributor for Harting, Heilind Asia provides Harting products and also value added services. Heilind Asia supports both original equipment and contract manufacturers in all market segments of the electronics industry, stocking products from the industry’s leading manufacturers in 25 component categories, with a particular focus on interconnect, electromechanical, fastener/hardware and sensor products.
About Heilind Electronics:
Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories, insulation & identification, fastener/hardware and sensor products. Heilind has over 40 facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
Heilind Asia Pacific (www.heilindasia.com) commenced operations in Dec 2012, and now has 21 locations throughout Asia. Its industry leading service offering to customers in Asia Pacific is the result of a commitment to the belief of “Distribution As It Should Be”. Learn more at www.heilindasia.com and on Facebook, WeChat, Weibo and Twitter.
The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 44 countries. In addition, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging technology and cabling for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4,600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.
HARTING first entered China market in 1988 and is the first global connector manufacturer in the Chinese market awarded the CCC (China Compulsory Certification). HARTING creates standards in the connector industry and provides connectivity and networks solutions to our esteemed customers according to their special requirements. The company focuses on factory automation, transportation, renewable energy, power transmission, machinery & robotics, LED markets etc. HARTING China operates in in Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Changsha, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xian, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Beijing, Shenyang, Changchun, Taiyuan and Taipei. HARTING has manufacturing sites in Zhuhai and Beijing. For more information, please refer to the company website http://www.harting.com.cn/.