The Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is an important machine KPI to measure and understand the output of a machine. Implementing systems for calculating the OEE will not only be useful to machine builders when it comes to technical support, for example, but can also be a convincing argument when talking to end customers.
With the new X4 Remote we’ve taken the next step towards customisation. It is now possible to completely personalise your Industrial IoT Portal according to your specific needs. Not only are you able to apply your company branding, you can now fully manage the layout of your IoT Portal using the Studio app. Customise machine cards and dashboards with predefined widgets or create your own components to fulfill your customer-specific wishes.
The goal of machine builders is to get the best out of the product, services and processes. The access to devices must be always faster, more efficient and more productive. To achieve this, ease of collaboration is more important than ever. This includes sharing data with colleagues, customers and service engineers in order to optimise the machines. The advanced role-based access control is one of the major primary improvements of the new X4 Cloud, which allows you for the best possible collaboration in every aspect.
During the world leading Hannovermesse trade show on 12th of April 2021, Lenze.Digital launched the next generation of its Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform X4 Remote. The completely redesigned X4 Remote is refined in many ways to enable better collaboration, future growth and faster development in the management and service of manufacturing facilities.
The new platform allows for more freedom to customise and set up your IIoT platform to best fit your specific needs, without losing the trademark Lenze.Digital user-friendliness.
There are many connectivity devices on the market to connect industrial devices and networks to PLCs. Connect the controller to the internet, set up a machine network, gain remote access or exchange data. Typical terminology such as PLC edge gateway, industrial VPN router, switch or IoT gateway PLC is used. But what are the differences, what are the functions, when do you need which device and in which applications is it used?