Open Automation Solutions for the Factory of the Future

The goal of the digital factory is providing and analyzing production data so operators in the mechanical engineering, automotive and process industries can base their decisions on facts and key performance indicators. Whether in manufacturing, food production or laboratory technology, WAGO helps them:

  • Maintain high levels of system availability and productivity
  • Produce in a way that conserves resources, thus achieving efficiency
  • React flexibly to market changes and customers’ needs and
  • Give their systems the best possible protection against intrusion despite open automation.

From the Sensor to the Cloud

Digitization and the related concepts of IIoT, Industry 4.0, predictive maintenance and digital twins basically describe an essential process: Distributed field data is collected, processed and then made available to different users as needed in the IT network for further analysis.

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Field Data

Field Data

Valuable data is generated in various areas in a production facility. More and more companies want to access this information directly on the system in order to get a concrete, reliable idea of its condition as a first step – and flexible, modular systems from WAGO provide the perfect support. For example, with the WAGO IoT Box, they record different signals individually and inexpensively.

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Edge Data

Edge Data

The challenge in this area is to capture many different signals and to link together existing measurement systems and equipment. Meeting specific demands on the system requires measured value scaling, data logging, intelligent interface communication and, in many cases, system-specific logic.

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Edge Device

Edge Device

Depending on their specific uses, individual edge devices can communicate via standardized protocols, such as Modbus TCP, OPC UA on a PI server, or directly via MQTT with a cloud. In some cases, it makes sense to combine multiple edge devices in order to optimize a network. Moving the optimization “on-premises” offers the possibility of individual customization directly on the system and reduces the data burden on the IT network.

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Enterprise Data

Enterprise Data

Standardized communication is required for open integration in existing IT systems. In addition to proven connectivity via Ethernet TCP/IP, SOAP, SNMP, HTTPS, MQTT or OPC UA, cybersecurity protocols such as HTTPS, Open VPN, FTPS, IPSEC, SSH, TLS and an integrated firewall are absolute musts for ensuring total system integration.

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WAGO Cloud

WAGO Cloud

With its range of functions, WAGO Cloud offers a quick and easy display with ready-made dashboards. This lets very different user groups get the information that is important to them. Integrated device management and central firmware/application download directly from the cloud for maintenance optimization.

Digital Plant Customer Applications

Discover exciting digitization projects and look over our customers’ shoulders as they explore the path to the world of intelligent networked production and realize their own factory of the future.

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Solutions for the Digital Factory

Digital Plant Gateway

You can only optimize what you measure – that is the motto behind the design of WAGO’s “Digital Plant Gateway” for infrastructure automation.

Energy Management

Power, heat, gas and water: All of these resources have to be measured constantly, and their distribution and consumption must be monitored. On the basis of DIN EN 50001, WAGO assesses the energy efficiency of various media flows in production companies and provides transparency about consumption behaviors and costs in order to uncover potential savings.

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Module Type Package

Modular system engineering is one key to increased production flexibility. An overall system consists of multiple independent system modules, each of which represents one or more standardized production steps, allowing efficient system operation.

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IoT and Edge Computing

Intelligent processes are requiring more and more computing power, placing corresponding demands on databases directly in the field. With the Edge Controller and the Edge Computer, WAGO offers smart solutions to process applications directly on the machine and for relieving control loads. Collected data can be evaluated directly on the Edge Devices, displayed graphically, and made available to WAGO Cloud.

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Insights into the Factory of the Future

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Explosion protection

Explosion protection is one of the legally required safety domains which for system engineers and planners are responsible. In addition to protecting people from injury, ensuring fault-free production processes and environmental protection are also important responsibilities in their own right.

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Cybersecurity

Digitization makes your machine, system and building data available from anywhere in the world. To ensure the integrity of your information in the event of Web attacks and during data transfer, it is necessary to protect it.

Process 4.0 – Into the Digital Future

Through numerous innovative approaches and technologies, the digital transformation of the economy is opening up new ways to improve processes. The consensus is that machines need to communicate with each other in order to function with maximum efficiency.

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That Is the Digital Future

Digitization and networking offer great opportunities for every company. To get the most out of them, every company has to do its homework.
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