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Plug&Play IoT kit for machine monitoring

19 November 2018

Bosch and HARTING have joined forces to create a Plug&Play IoT kit for industrial applications with IP54 protection.

The new solution is said to allow for quick and easy digital condition monitoring for any type of machinery to enable changes in machine behaviour to be identified and the appropriate action taken. 

With the MICA CISS Industrial IoT Kit an IoT solution is available which can be operational within a day and supplies initial data immediately. The kit comprises a CISS (Connected Industrial Sensor Solution) multi-sensor unit by Bosch and the MICA Edge Computing System by HARTING. 
Only a few steps are needed to start the application. The CISS sensor unit can be attached to any IP54-rated surface to detect up to eight physical factors, including temperature, humidity, vibration, change of position, pressure, light, magnetic field and acoustics. 

The MICA mini-computer can also be installed alongside an IP67 rated machine without the need for a control cabinet. MICA is connected to the sensor unit and the local network via industry standard connectors. Immediately after start up, the sensor data is provided in MQTT format and displayed in the web browser, via the integrated Node-RED dashboard. Data can be analysed and stored in any IT systems or IoT platforms and a connector for Microsoft Azure Cloud is already pre-installed. Local data storage is also possible as MICA can be supplemented with various database software to meet the specific requirements.


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