Azbil’s Enhanced Communication Gateway Functionality To Allow Data Interchange Without Programming

By Shin Kai

Company and Product News

Azbil Corporation announced that it has enhanced its model NX-SVG network instrumentation module smart device gateway, which provides data linkage between various measurement and control devices incorporated in manufacturing equipment without the need for communication programs.  The gateway, which contributes to the realization of smart factories and making equipment IoT-compatible, will be available in its enhanced version on December 10.

Azbil developed the original NX-SVG gateway and introduced it in September 2018 as a multi-vendor IoT gateway that can reduce development time of communication programs to be used in data collection of connected devices.  The upcoming enhanced version adds support for Azbil’s burner controller models AUR355 and AUR455.  These combustion safety controllers safely and reliably ignite and extinguish burners used in industrial furnaces.

Due to the demand in recent years for IoT in industrial furnaces, burner diagnosis information, such as ignition delay time, flame remaining time, and flame voltage information before and after flame failure, which is effective for predicting performance deterioration of industrial burners, is stored, especially by model AUR455.  With this new communication connection support, burner diagnosis information can now be handled easily by the PLC, and diagnosis and prediction of burner deterioration can be accomplished.

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