Machine-to-Cloud Appliance Delivers Energy Management Data

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, in collaboration with ILS Technology, a Telit company, offers the e-Factory IoT Gateway, a machine-to-cloud (M2C) industrial appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, in collaboration with ILS Technology, a Telit company, offers the e-Factory IoT Gateway, a machine-to-cloud (M2C) industrial appliance for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The gateway can collect information about energy consumption and maintenance from various sources and provide a common data processing and cloud-transport methodology. The Internet-enabled gateway is powered by the DeviceWise IoT platform from ILS Technology for secure M2C connectivity and data transfers.

The gateway is said to improve information visibility and accessibility for energy management. According to the companies, the appliance offers the ability to macro-process data and transform it into actionable information prior to sending it to the cloud. Once the data is stored in the cloud, charts are automatically created to provide real-time visual key performance indicators. Using the gateway, customers can identify which facilities, production lines, work cells and shifts may be underperforming compared to other areas.

According to the companies, the gateway can help organizations reduce production costs and energy consumption while optimizing automated asset utilization. The cloud-based analytics can also help organizations shift to predictive maintenance from a reactive or preventive maintenance strategy.