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IIoT advantages

25 September 2017

In the world of industrial automation, end users are becoming well versed in the technology advantage. IIoT provides cost effective, high performance integration of drives and controls in systems of any size or complexity.

IIoT allows users to monitor productivity, machine state and process trends locally or remotely from any location via the Internet on an iPad, iPhone or touch screen PC. What about the OEM’s and Systems Integrators themselves – what advantage do they get in applying IIoT?

Let’s face it. Making machines is a tough business. Even the very largest OEM’s and Systems Integrators operate on slim margins. So any solution that can reduce build or installation cost is a significant advantage.

Consider the Sprint Electric PL/X DC Drive. Once a stand-alone component used to provide only motor control, the PL/X can now be fitted with a miniature smart controller transforming it into an IIoT Technological Powerhouse! The IIoT enabled controller can be used to provide robust Programmable Peer Control (PPC) to control or interface with any Ethernet-configured device.

Available as a standard option, the IIoT ready PL/X comes equipped with a feature-rich technology platform that provides a single programming environment to interface with machine systems such as:
    1.    Touch screen operator stations & HMIs
    2.    Drives - AC, DC, Servos, Steppers
    3.    PLCs and distributed I/O
    4.    Internet connectivity and Wi-Fi roaming access.

What is the real saving for OEM’s and Systems Integrators?

An example. Anyone building a control panel will know the labour time involved. Using the PL/X IIoT-ready technology platform, it is estimated that up to 75% of wiring can be removed using our on-board virtual wiring system.
Now that is a REAL cost win!

If you would like to know how IIoT-ready PL/X digital DC drives could reduce your machine build cost, please contact Sprint Electric or visit Hall 1 stand 116 at SPS IPC Drives in Germany 28th-30th November 2017.