Edge software company IOTech announced it is partnering with King Steel Machinery Co., LTD to provide Industry 4.0 capabilities and connectivity to smart manufacturing equipment. King Steel selected IOTech’s industrial edge software platform to deliver real-time data acquisition, data storage, data visualization and analytics for its award-winning NexCell Injection Molding Machines.
IOTech plug-and-play edge platform software allows users to create industrial applications that leverage the latest advances in AI, analytics, and inferencing technologies. The edge platform enables easy data acquisition from an extensive range of industrial OT devices/sensors to efficiently act on the data. Transformed data or processing results can then either be sent to any SCADA or IT/Cloud endpoints for further processing or storage. Alternatively, commands can be sent back to the connected OT devices.
IOTech’s advanced OT connectivity solutions provide simplified integration with a broad range of industrial devices and enable the acquisition of real-time machine data at very low latencies. Initially, King Steel requires integration with Modbus and Siemens S7 endpoints supported by the King Steel equipment. Normalized multi-device access is provided in the form of an Industry 4.0 data layer based on the OPC UA standard with support for both client/server and publish/subscribe communication models.