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“We couldn’t easily integrate these two systems because each one of them lives on different networks,” explains Mahmoud Hadi, Control and Automation Manager at Patterson-UTI. “We wanted to have restricted exposure, but each system still needs to be able to access the other system.” The solution for Patterson-UTI was to use the WAGO PFC200 as an IIoT gateway. Collecting data from all of their systems, the PFC 200 worked as an aggregator, sharing data with stakeholders who needed that information while protecting the systems that needed to be isolated, safely separated.
“It’s a really fantastic win for WAGO and Patterson-UTI,” says WAGO Regional Sales Manager John Hagar. “The PFC 200 can communicate either with the Modbus® or PROFIBUS, so you can put one of these on existing oil rigs and very easily – via OPC UA and MQTT – make the data available to the end customer. You can make a retro fit kit that will go on existing rigs, and all new rigs will come with a 750-8206.”