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NEXCOM PC-based Factory Automation Realizes Factory of Things
At Hannover Messe 2014, NEXCOM demonstrated its total solutions which brought in cyber-physical systems to construct a future of smart, green, and urban production. At this show, visitors witnessed how NEXCOM's total solutions kept on fast tracks to realize Factory of Things and to build a smart factory in a cost effective manner.
The NISE 300 Fieldbus Concentrator Solution, which is compatible with advanced control networks using such as PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, and EtherCAT, aroused widespread interest at the show. To demonstrate NISE 300's capability, NEXCOM installed the OPC Server software on the NISE 300 and configured it with VIPA I/O, VIPA PLC, and Hilscher PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and EtherNet/IP modules. The solution provides an open architecture for cross-fieldbus communication between HMI and SCADA systems.
The fanless computer NISE 300 features Intel® Core™ i5-4402E processor and provides high expandability to support multiple fieldbus technologies and internet connectivity. Designed to fit in a 2U rackmount chassis, the NISE 300 is a high computing data server and communication gateway which provides cross–fieldbus communication, makes data-based decisions, and pushes factories down the path towards lean manufacturing.
The Steel Process and AOI Solution which perfectly meets current market demand also shared the spotlight. The fully configured fanless computer NIFE 2310 integrated WINCC and CIMANTIC software and Siemens I/O, PLC, and HMI. The NIFE 2310 was ready to take over steel process and AOI production lines. Powered by dual core Intel® Atom™ D2550 processor, the NIFE 2310 can also be used in industrial fieldbus enable systems installed in harsh operating environments. Targeted at gateway and SCADA control system, the NIFE 2310 has 4x LAN ports, WoL support, LAN teaming, and PXE functions. In addition, the NIFE 2310 provides 4x COM, 6x USB2.0, one PCI expansion, dual independent display capability, and superb graphic performance to satisfy various application needs. With highly integrated functionality, the NIFE 2310 is easy to use, replace, install, and configure with PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherCAT or EtherNet/IP technologies, for factory automation applications.