Rockwell Automation has decided to leverage Netbiter EasyConnect gateways as a hardware platform for remote monitoring. This will enable 24x7 monitoring services for low-voltage and medium voltage drives. This Rockwell Automation remote monitoring service minimizes downtime and speeds up problem resolution which is crucial for these business-critical applications.
"We were looking for a small device that we could run our cloud gateway software on," says Douglas B. Weber, Business Manager, Remote Monitoring and IoT Services at Rockwell Automation. "From a more technical point-of-view, we needed a solution that was DIN rail mounted and could be installed directly on or near the drive, had the processing power and memory we needed, and had options for both cellular and internet communication to our cloud platform. The Netbiter EasyConnect 350 and 310 fit our requirements well, and HMS was very willing to work with us to make it happen."
"We have worked with Rockwell Automation for many years and we are naturally very pleased with the fact that they have chosen to use our Netbiter gateways for remote monitoring", says Kevin Knake, Executive Vice President & General Manager of HMS North America. "Remote monitoring will give Rockwell Automation online access to their variable frequency drives which will result in reduced downtime and faster problem resolution."