Everyone’s talking about the industrial internet of things, and only Argonaut has a complete end-to-end solution that’s affordable and easy to implement and replicate. Using Argonaut’s simple, inexpensive hardware device and the IIoT Gateway app, your organization can quickly realize the benefits of the IIoT broadcast/subscribe data model.
IIoT is Easier Than You Think
There are a lot of companies selling IIoT devices, and many selling IIoT applications, but no one else has the simple, comprehensive solution that RedViking’s Argonaut offers. IIoT is quickly implemented and easily replicated, allowing you to rapidly scale across your entire enterprise.
Don’t Get Locked Into a Black Box Solution
As with all Argonaut applications, the IIoT Gateway uses the same simple hardware device that can host any Linux-based manufacturing software application. But the Gateway can also run on other devices, including in cabinet or IP67 solutions. Don’t get locked into somebody’s black box IIoT solution.
Integrated PLC Data Without all the Expense
When implemented as part of the Argonaut manufacturing performance platform, you’ll have complete secure centralized control of all IIoT functions, with rapid deployment of updates or changes. It will allow you to quickly scale without risking corporate data standards.
You won’t have to create extensive IT infrastructure and you won’t slow down your corporate network with PLC data traffic.
No Factory PCs Required
Because there’s no operation-level PC involved, there’s no Windows® licensing to manage, no anti-virus software required, and no opportunity for unauthorized web browsing. Backups are scheduled and condition-based, so there’s no worry about whether or not a Windows® update has suspended your data backup.
Stand-Alone Data Aggregation Option
If you don’t need centralized control, the IIoT Gateway can act as a stand-alone data aggregator. Capture and broadcast PLC data when conditions change, on a time interval or only when queried via REST protocol.
How RedViking Customers use the IIoT Gateway
One of our customers had a plant where their PLCs were not incorporated into the corporate network. They needed to capture that PLC data for OEE, traceability and other manufacturing analytics. To add the PLCs with a standard network solution would have required costly IT infrastructure updates and created a great deal of unnecessary network traffic.
The Argonaut IIoT Gateway allowed them to simply and quickly bridge the gap between the segregated PLCs and the corporate network. Today, they’re capturing data from all of those PLCs without bogging down the network. It’s simple to scale across operations, plants, and throughout the entire enterprise.
More Than a Stand-Alone IIoT Solution
Like all Argonaut apps, the IIoT gateway app can be implemented on its own or as part of an entire MES suite. Argonaut currently offers the following manufacturing apps, with more under development.
- OEE/Factory Information System for process management and reporting
- Track and Trace for part, product and process traceability
- Pack Out: Identify, verify and track completed groups of components
- Error/Mistake Proofing: Quality check for gated operations
- IIoT Gateway: Securely broadcast PLC data to subscribers for interpretation and analysis
- Part Kitting and Sequencing for assembly line optimization
- Automated Work Instructions for each operation
- Media Casting for delivering websites, videos, and images to remote locations