Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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MOXA

Enabling Connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things
United States
1987
Private
$100m-1b
201 - 1,000
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MOXA is a leading provider of industrial networking, computing, and automation solutions for enabling the Industrial Internet of Things. Moxa offers a full spectrum of innovative, high-quality solutions that have been deployed in a wide variety of industries, including factory automation, smart rail, smart grid, intelligent transportation, oil and gas, marine, and mining.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) begins with getting the Things connected to the Internet. Connectivity, however, is not always that straightforward in the Industrial IoT, and it is most likely an issue in your organization, where different devices— some maybe as old as 20 years and using different interfaces— make up a considerable part of your communications network. Consequently, most businesses, like yours, have to deal with interoperability and scalability issues, which stand in the way of successfully managing large-scale heterogeneous networks in harsh environments.
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Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Hardware that enables dual directional communication for data collection and control message delivery. Examples include cellular, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Sensors transform energy into electrical data; they are the eyes and ears of IoT. Actuators transform electrical data into energy; they are the muscle of IoT.
IoT power supplies include traditional, thin-film and printed batteries, energy harvesting modules, flexible photovoltaic panels and thermoelectric sources.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
APIs are the market enabler for IoT. They allow users to manage devices, enable data transfer between software, and provide access capabilities.
Middleware integrates the diverse components of an IoT application by structuring communication, workflows, and business rules.
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Services
IoT hardware consultancies provide services such as solution specification, product design, connectivity setup, and partner identification.
IoT software consultancies support the development of data analytics, visualization solutions, and platforms, as well as integration into embedded systems.
Number of Case Studies17
Improving Production Line Efficiency with Ethernet Micro RTU Controller
Improving Production Line Efficiency with Ethernet Micro RTU Controller
Moxa was asked to provide a connectivity solution for one of the world's leading cosmetics companies. This multinational corporation, with retail presence in 130 countries, 23 global braches, and over 66,000 employees, sought to improve the efficiency of their production process by migrating from manual monitoring to an automatic productivity monitoring system. The production line was being monitored by ABB Real-TPI, a factory information system that offers data collection and analysis to improve plant efficiency. Due to software limitations, the customer needed an OPC server and a corresponding I/O solution to collect data from additional sensor devices for the Real-TPI system. The goal is to enable the factory information system to more thoroughly collect data from every corner of the production line. This will improve its ability to measure Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and translate into increased production efficiencies.System Requirements• Instant status updates while still consuming minimal bandwidth to relieve strain on limited factory networks• Interoperable with ABB Real-TPI• Small form factor appropriate for deployment where space is scarce• Remote software management and configuration to simplify operations
Intelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor Manufacturing
Intelligent and Active Gas Detection System for Semiconductor Manufacturing
As one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers, our customer needs to continually refine and expand their manufacturing capabilities to meet the constant, ever-growing demand for electronics products. Semiconductor fabrication requires minute nanometer-scale operations using dangerous chemicals and gases. To continue growing their manufacturing capabilities while maintaining high levels of precision, the manufacturer expanded operations with a new plant which was to incorporate new gas detection alarm technology.System Requirements• Real-time alerts of abnormal gas levels on the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system• Local alarms with local control logic to alert personnel of high gas levels• Mixed analog and digital I/O solution for broader device compatibility• High reliability
A Reliable Power Control Automation System for a Steel Factory
A Reliable Power Control Automation System for a Steel Factory
One of the largest steel factories in China needed proper communication control units for data processing and protocol conversion with the devices at remote field sites. These computers would replace the IPCs and can easily create a distributed system at the front-end site with a centralized management platform at the back-end control center.This stainless steel factory has deployed a power substation system that contains several subsystems. Each subsystem uses smart meters, and needs to optimize resources, centralize management, and enhance efficiency. In addition, all distributed smart meters at the field site need to be centrally monitored and managed by a system called the “CCMS3000 central management system”, located at the control center. Each 35KV/10KV substation communicates with the back-end server via Intranet, and manages the centralized management and monitoring of the 35KV/10KV. The entire system aims to optimize the power network management and maintenance cost, enhance power distribution quality and management, and deliver real-time discovery, analysis, recording, and handling of problems. The CCMS300 central management system is expected to bring reliability to real-time monitoring of the operation status of all devices at the substations. It needs to perform several tasks, such as analyzing historical workload, power consumption, and system balance, as well as enhance system or device operation efficiency. This system includes four subsystems:Factory 1:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, 2 optical transceivers, and communication units.Station C: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units.Station D: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units.The telecommunication control unit (DA-662) is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from stations A, B, C, D, E, and the water station from Factory 1.Factory 2:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), and various communication units. This DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from stations G, K, and the water station from Factory 1.Hot-rolled Factory:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, an optical transceiver, and communication units.Substation: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units. The DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from the hot-rolled factory and the hot-rolled water station.Cold-rolled Factory:Main Station: A communication cabinet includes a telecommunication control unit (DA-662), a switch, an optical transceiver, and communication units.Substation: A communication cabinet includes a serial device server (NPort 5430), an optical transceiver, and communication units. The DA-662 is responsible for collecting and controlling all data from the cold-rolled factory and the cold-rolled water station. The communication between the DA-662 and the back-end server is based on the TCP/IP IEC 106 protocol.System Requirements• Centralized and stable management platform for the distributed system • Front-end data processing for the field site devices• Protocol conversion among Modbus, DLT645, and TCP/IP IEC 104• Redundant network architecture for continuous system operation• Easy integration with other communication system• Long MTBF to enhance system reliability
Number of Hardware3
Smart Ethernet I/O Solutions
Smart Ethernet I/O Solutions
Moxa’s ioLogik E2200 is a new type of Ethernet micro RTU controller, which is a PC-based data acquisition and control device that uses proactive, event-based reporting to control I/O devices. Unlike traditional RTUs, which are passive and must poll for data, Moxa’s ioLogik E2200 series with Active OPC Server makes seamless connection with SCADA systems a reality. In addition, SNMP is used for communicating with an NMS (Network Management System) for IT field users. The I/O status of an Ethernet micro RTU controller can be reported and controlled automatically on-site based on user specified conditions. This report-by-exception approach, which is new to PC-based monitoring, requires far less bandwidth than traditional polling methods.
DA-662A
DA-662A
The DA-662A RISC-based, ready-to-run embedded computers are designed for industrial data acquisition applications. The computers have 8 to 16 RS-232/422/485 serial ports, 4 Ethernet ports, and 2 USB 2.0 ports, all based on the MoxaMacro communication processor. In addition, the DA-662A-I-8/16-LX’s serial ports come with high level interference protection. The housing is a standard 1U, 19-inch wide rack-mounted rugged enclosure. The robust, rack-mountable mechanism design provides the hardened protection needed for industrial environment applications, and makes it easy for users to install the DA-662A computers on a standard 19-inch rackmount. The DA-662A computers are ideal for applications that require a distributed embedded technology, such as SCADA systems, plant floor automation, and power electricity monitoring applications
EDS-510E
EDS-510E
The EDS-510E Gigabit managed Ethernet switch is designed to meet rigorous mission critical applications, such as factory automation, ITS and process control. The 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports allows great flexibility to build up a Gigabit redundant Turbo Ring and a Gigabit uplink. The switch adopts USB interfaces for switch configuration, system file backup, and firmware upgrade, making it easier to manage.
Number of Software3
MX-AOPC UA Suite
MX-AOPC UA Suite
The MX-AOPC UA Suite includes the MX-AOPC UA Server, Viewer*, and Logger*, which are all based on the OPC UA (Unified Architecture) standard. OPC UA is the next generation OPC standard (IEC 62541), which provides a cohesive, secure, and reliable framework for accessing real-time and historical data. The MX-AOPC UA Server not only inherits Moxa’s patented active monitoring technology, but also supports Modbus protocol for polling data, to provide a secure and reliable gateway bridging edge devices to the SCADA system. The MXAOPC UA Viewer is an OPC UA client that allows users to easily view tag values and server statuses. The MX-AOPC UA Logger is another handy client for converting and uploading data logs to the central database. With Moxa’s MX-AOPC UA Suite, users can now instantly receive alarms, real-time updates, and save historical data, allowing for both timely risk prevention and solid maintenance response.
OnCell Central Manager
OnCell Central Manager
Cellular networks, in most cases, are located in remote hard-to-reach areas that are spread over different geographical locations. OnCell Central Manager (OCM), Moxa's powerful OnCell device management tool, ensures effective remote management of industrial devices. The OCM tool extends the capabilities of your OnCell cellular gateway to provide fast deployment as well as powerful monitoring and security.The biggest challenge that industries face today is designing a network infrastructure that can meet the constantly evolving industrial communication needs. Industrial networks are heterogeneous communication platforms that have evolved over time to cater to the multifaceted needs of its users. In addition to providing a core network infrastructure, industrial networks must also support the communication needs of the increasing number of devices that are added to the edge networks each day. In this white paper we look at the role of cellular networks in industrial edge networks and discuss how to choose a good cellular network management solution.
MOXA Active OPC Server Lite
MOXA Active OPC Server Lite
Active OPC Server Lite is a software package provided by Moxa that operates as an OPC driver for an HMI or SCADA system. It offers seamless connection from Moxa’s ioLogik/ioPAC series products to popular SCADA systems, such as Wonderware, Citect, and iFix. Active OPC Server Lite meets the latest standard of OPC DA 3.0, which allows connections to various kinds of devices and host OPC machines.
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Silver Spring Networks
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