The business transactions of the future should be easier. The key to this is networking, adaptability, energy efficiency and new business models. But without a secure cloud connection, none of this is possible. And that includes Industry 4.0. Festo ( Hall 15, Stand D11 ) is promising a secure connection solution for machine and system designers with significant energy gains for the entire system in the form of its CPX-IoT IoT gateway , which was launched in 2017.
The role of the CPX-IoT IoT gateway is to establish the communication connection for components at field level , for example for the Festo Motion Terminal , the MSE6-E2M energy efficiency module or the various handling systems, with the Festo cloud via their OPC-UA interface. The CPX-IoT can provide up to 31 components and modules at shop floor level with real-time connectivity. The data stored in the cloud is monitored and processed there. This is the basis for early-warning systems with automatic notification functions for incidents, but can also be used for business intelligence and trend analyses. A dashboard function is also integrated into the CPX-IOT IoT gateway. Each Festo element in use can be configured individually and analyzed with traffic lights and diagrams in a web browser.