What’s flame treatment remote supervision?
The ultimate system for any operator would be one that offers complete machine control anywhere, anytime, by simply opening a laptop, tablet or smartphone and that—with a few clicks—pulls up the display panel, just as if they were in front of flame treater touch panel itself, to monitor running conditions, change set-points, view trends or check any alarms.
This is exactly what EsseCI flame treater plants offer today, thanks to the cloud connectivity supplied by an industrial router successfully adopted since September 2015.
This Router is designed to be flexible and thus able to combine the various configuration of new and old plants.
An easy description of Router principle is that it works as gateway between two sides:
- LAN (Local Access Network) component to connect to the EsseCI machine
- WAN (Worldwide Access Network) component to connect to any internet connection available within the plant
The data read by the LAN is immediately transmitted to the WAN and allocated to the router memory, readable via a cloud service.
Working in a cloud service environment, EsseCI creates HTML pages to manage and organise the data to let them be read using daylife devices.
Today over 20 factories located in different countries of the world are monitored remotely on EsseCI smartphones minute by minute.
EsseCI is looking forward to installing this Router on all older and new plants (on old plants with Siemens S7 CPU and newer).
What is requested to the Customer:
- To install an Ethernet cable that is internet-enabled inside the EsseCI board or to provide a Wi-Fi internet connection
- To open its firewall—TCP443 and UDP 1194—specifying cloud address and domain (address and domain information are supplied by EsseCI)
The router is installed on DIN rail and 24 VDC power supplied. The router is shipped from EsseCI already configured. It must be connected on LAN with the EsseCI CPU (typically MPI connection on old plants and Profinet connection on new plants).
Once powered up, if the firewall rules are respected, as soon as the Router finds a valid internet connection, it accesses the cloud service so that the Customer can remotely control the machinery without having to pay for an EsseCI technician onsite!