Wherever a mobile machine has to be developed, maintained and used efficiently, many different interested parties can be found over the course of its lifecycle. With the increasing degrees of automation and electrification and the related use of the appropriate sensors, the key to fulfillment of the different requirements of these interested parties is digitalization. Generic solutions permit different methods of access, communication and even new business models.
As specialists in all three fields – digitalization, automation and electrification – and with years of experience in the implementation of electrical and electronic (E/E) solutions including sensors for mobile machines, STW is launching a new software suite for the tried and tested TC3G and TC1 on-board networking and data management modules onto the market. The requirements of the different interest groups are covered by ‘machines.access’, ‘machines.insight’ and ‘machines.cloud’.
‘machines.access’ is tailored to the developer. The developer is provided via VPN with a transparent access to the on-board telematics modules and to downstream control systems and connected sensors, adapted to the on-board modules. The in-house IT network is thus basically expanded right up to the machine and into the sensor. A typical medium for data transmission is the mobile radio or wireless network.
‘machines.insight’ permits the parameterization and configuration of the on-board telematics modules. At the same time, however, it also permits log files to be read, updates installed and above all dashboards to be conveniently set up and used for data visualization. The access usually takes place on the machine via wireless network, and is primarily used by service teams.
With the IoT platform ‘machines.cloud’, STW offers a generic platform, which facilitates open interfaces and thus the communication with any ERP or logistics systems. Whereas on the one hand diverse functions support the user and device management, on the other hand data can be made available to other systems via a REST-API. In this way, sensor data can be provided on any Internet platform.
As an internationally-active company, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) has for 30 years now supported its customers, the worldwide leading manufacturers of mobile machines, utility machines and special machines and their users in the utilization of the new technical possibilities inherent in digitalization, automation and electrification.