IIoT for Equipment Monitoring
With the EdgeScout by RRAMAC comprehensive turn-key cloud hosted IIoT solutions, go from concept to a fully functioning data collection and remote monitoring system in a few simple steps. For simple applications, the EdgeScout quick start asset can be up and running the same day. A fully-customized EdgeScout solution is completed in a matter of a few weeks.
First we need a few details about your application needs which will allow us to provide you with a quote and recommendations on any required hardware and software. Our engineers then develop a smartphone app and mobile friendly website or desktop website to provide the tools to remotely monitor your equipment and gain valuable device information. Check out our getting started page for more information.
What type of equipment do you want to monitor?
RRAMAC provides meaningful information for just about any process or equipment, including:
- Large industrial or construction equipment
- Water/Waste water treatment systems
- Production data
- Food service equipment
- Commodities such as crop yields
How can we talk to the equipment you want to monitor?
Is there a PLC, drive (e.g. VFD), an HMI or even an existing data collection system, edge node or gateway? What types of communication protocols are supported? The EdgeScout by RRAMAC solution can generally talk to any device, even older legacy equipment that does not include automation. We save you time by sourcing any necessary equipment to get the information you need. Standard communication protocols EdgeScout by RRAMAC talks to include:
- Modbus over Ethernet (TCP)
- Serial (RTU)
- Ethernet IP
What information is important to you and what do you want to see?
How much data would you like to collect and how often? Are there less than 10 data points you want to collect/monitor? Or, do you have hundreds of pieces of data coming from multiple machines or lines?
Tell us what data you would like to collect and how often.
No two solutions are the same and for some applications just monitoring a few data points a few times every hour is more than enough. Other needs may require monitoring hundreds of variables every few seconds. We recommend a solution that will work for your unique needs.
How do you want to see your information?
Whether your application requires a smart phone app or a mobile friendly or desktop website, RRAMAC can implement a custom solution on the EdgeScout IIoT platform. If this requires any custom charting, reports, or specialized dynamic graphics, let our team know and we will customize a solution. Our engineers even assist with continuing development or replicating the look and feel of an existing display.
Any additional requirements?
Do you need remote programming access to your PLC? Do you have a 3rd party support system or ERM you would like to tie into? The EdgeScout by RRAMAC platform has a variety of ways to compliment your applications unique data collection needs.
Once we have an idea of your organization’s unique application needs, we can provide you with some pricing options and recommendations for your IIoT solution. This quote includes:
- Scope and layout
- Pricing for any customization or NRE
- Hardware and software fees
- Any additional licenses fees or required equipment
In most cases we can provide this information in just a few days depending on complexity. For smaller applications there may be little or no cost for customization or NRE, only the subscription cost to manage your equipment. In this instance, the EdgeScout quick start asset is recommended.
After we verify communication with your equipment and gain access for basic testing, we will begin development. This can be done in just a few short hours with access to the equipment. In most cases, we will have a fully functioning website or mobile app between 2-4 weeks. If any special equipment is required, RRAMAC will work with vendors to ensure you have the right hardware for your solution.