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TwinCAT IoT: Fast, Standardized Connection to the Cloud

TwinCAT IoT software supports standardized protocols for cloud communication and for sending push notifications to smart devices.

Beckhoff Automation has introduced the TwinCAT 3 software platform that is designed to provide a complete solution for fast and efficient implementation of internet of things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 concepts. TwinCAT IoT supports standardized protocols for cloud communication and for sending push notifications to smart devices. The extension of conventional control tasks, through applications such as big data, pattern recognition or condition and power monitoring in the cloud, can result in production efficiency increases.

"Fast and easy to configure, TwinCAT IoT software combines with an embedded PC or industrial PC as the IoT controller, providing a seamless connection between the IoT and the internet of services," said a company spokesperson. "Filtering, further processing and interpretation of the collected data via the also recently introduced TwinCAT analytics create genuine added value. Comprehensive analyses enable predictive maintenance, machine downtime reductions and control solution optimization - for example, by minimizing cycle times or energy peaks."

The upgraded software platform offers users a wide range of functions for exchanging process data via standardized communication protocols such as AMQP and MQTT, as well as accessing special data and communication services offered through cloud service providers. Corresponding services can be hosted in public cloud systems, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or within local networks.

The interaction of TwinCAT IoT with TwinCAT analytics offers further benefits. "Setting up a TwinCAT analytics workbench for central analysis of data from several machines offers maximum flexibility for communication of the corresponding process data through the use of different TwinCAT 3 IoT products," said the spokesperson.

For more information contact:

Beckhoff Automation LLC

13130 Dakota Avenue

Savage, MN 55378

877-TwinCAT / 952-890-0000

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