The doors of the Hanover Industrial Fair were open April 24–28, 2017. WAGO was ready to acquaint visitors with “Cloud Connectivity” and showed what's possible with the Enabler of Industry 4.0 in mechanical engineering.
You were unable to attend or to stop by to visit us? Here's an overview of WAGO's products and topics of HMI 2017.
And visit us again in 2018 in Hall 11!
Cloud and Big Data open up new possibilities for manufacturers and lay the groundwork for promising business models. However, existing data records need to be lifted. WAGO's Cloud Connectivity solutions are the foundation for this. They are the right choice for linking machine-to-machine communication, as well as networking machines with the entire organization in order to process and analyze newly gained information density. Finally, the evaluation and usage of data is increasingly becoming competitive advantage.
Adaptable production processes are the key to flexibility, efficiency and lot size 1. In order to realize them, production modules must be flexible and not tied to any one manufacturer. This places special demands on the automation system and communication. WAGO has solved this with DIMA and has earned the Industrie 4.0 Innovation Award from VDE Verlag and ZVEI.
DIMA makes possible what modular system operators have wished for years: Coupling and uncoupling modules within a control system – without programming. This solution allows modules to be integrated into an application and working in less than three minutes.
See award-winning DIMA demonstration at our booth!
In the industries of the future, ordering and production processes will be increasingly digitalized and automated. The goal: consistency and data transparency along the entire value-added chain in order to reduce costs and times and prevent unnecessary added expense. To support this horizontal integration, WAGO's solution is smartDATA, an engineering service that assists users from planning and designing through engineering up to testing and commissioning.
“The way to the digital future is through the cloud! WAGO is your key to the digital future. Including our IoT Controller PFC, and the solutions of our partner M&M, take a look at the HMI with us as we bring data to the cloud!”
Jürgen Schäfer, CSO
Ultimately, production data are a valuable asset that must be well protected. Internet of Things (IoT) applications demand reliable automation technology solutions – like WAGO's.
WAGO controllers can play a key role in the conversion of the energy networks into smart grids. As a core component of intelligent local area networks (iONS), they provide important network data and thus allow the network operators to access automation as required. In virtual power plants, the VHPready (Virtual Heat and Power) communication standard ensures smooth interaction of these systems. In the field of gas and heat supply, WAGO technology allows control and access to all data of the systems connected in the networks from any connected location.
Storage units can compensate for fluctuating green electricity generation caused by the weather, thereby relieving the electricity supply. WAGO's remote control technology is at the heart of everything. It records all measured values, such as the feed-in data of solar plants or wind turbines, and enables the monitoring and customer-specific control of the storage.
Because the expansion of renewable energies will make the flow of energy more complex and generate more and more data, cloud-based software solutions are becoming increasingly important for analyzing the network state. The PFC controllers provide all the necessary measured values and, as full-fledged Linux computers, ensure that they are transmitted to the computer cloud in accordance with the highest security requirements.
Transparent data is the cornerstone of every efficiency improvement initiative. Only with this data can savings potentials be identified, improvements addressed and measures taken for predictive maintenance. The WAGO Energy Management system, consisting of software in combination with a modular control system, offers a solution. It collects data from various media, influences variables for energy monitoring and processes them for further analysis, archiving and reporting. The software automatically detects different signals from the connected meters and sensors.
Being limited to switching lights on and off is so last century. With the new light management solution from WAGO, you can easily connect different light requirements, while maximizing user comfort and energy efficiency.