Cloud Solutions for Industrial Applications
Cloud solutions provide flexible access to storage, computing power or software. Data is not stored on the local IT hardware, but on servers. This allows users to access information or initiate actions from different web-enabled devices, regardless of location and time.
Unlike business or private clouds, industrial clouds are highly specialized. They need to address vertical integration within specific industries, support standardized communication protocols with bidirectional information flow and meet high security requirements.
In order to process data from machines and sensors specifically in the cloud, filtering in the edge, i.e. at the "outer edge" of a local network, is an important process. In edge controllers, users can define which information should be transferred to the cloud and which should remain in the OT environment instead. This reduces the data density on the servers.
Communication from field level to the cloud can take different paths. In addition to the option of connecting applications via mobile radio, existing Internet access points at the location can be used either wired or via WLAN. Future-proof standard protocols are OPC UA and MQTT, allowing components alongside Turck Cloud Solutions to be integrated into various clouds such as MS Azure, Alibaba or Amazon Web Services.
Edge controllers with wireless interface enable data transfer to the cloud via WLAN or the mobile network
Many companies want to determine the location of data hosting individually. With Turck Cloud Solutions, users can therefore choose to use either the infrastructure of large data centers or their own IT capacities. "Software as a Service" (SaaS) provides system performance and 24/7 support for professional data centers with a selectable server location. In the “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) variant, the cloud instead is hosted on the company's own servers. A private cloud like this does not necessarily have to be connected to the Internet.
Current machine data and states are visualized on a dashboard such as the Turck Cloud Portal. This also allows users to perform various settings and, for example, set a notification via e-mail or SMS in case of a threshold being exceeded. The interface can be individually adapted and, if desired, styled in its own corporate design.
Fields of application
End-to-end communication between sensors and the cloud is the basis for an efficient Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Combined with the advantages of the digital standard IO-Link, this opens up a wide range of applications.
Condition & environment monitoring
Keep track of condition data for machines and plants around the clock
Predict anomalies remotely in the edge controller and send to the cloud
Receive critical condition notifications
Process management in the cloud
- Simulate processes in the system's digital twin
- Worldwide remote machine control
- Trigger automatic processes in ERP, for example repeat orders
- Remote access to devices and machines thanks to bidirectional communication
- Parameterization and maintenance without on-site inspection
- Reports for manufacturers and users
- Ethernet in Hazardous Locations
- Field Logic Controller
- Industrial Cloud
- Industry 4.0
- Machine Safety
- Modular Machines
- Multiprotocol Ethernet