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Nimbus smart relay with built-in cloud interface

Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Designed specifically to allow industrial companies using process machinery to control and connect their machines to the cloud, the Nimbus provides the opportunity to improve efficiency and reduce costs by utilising machine data more accurately to plan maintenance, consumables replenishment, parts replacement and other ‘upkeep’ tasks.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of unconnected industrial machines on shop floors, factories and manufacturing plants. The Nimbus at last gives the owners of this hardware a way to evaluate the overall ‘health’ of their machines, and so avoid costly downtime or catastrophic failure. A dashboard app keeps users in the loop by displaying live machine measurements and data on a tablet, smartphone or desktop computer.

Described as an all-in-one solution for controlling small machines, the Nimbus is conveniently compact (101 x 23 x 120 mm) and provides three programmable relay outputs capable of switching mains powered equipment. It features industrial grade analog and digital I/O, with 4–20 mA and NTC temperature input options.

It supports a wide range of communication protocols including Modbus and MQTT with physical connections of WiFI, RS-485, RS-232 or external 3G/4G modem. For manufacturers that need machine health and production information at their fingertips, Nimbus offers a way to control small machines and send data to the Cloud to monitor equipment health.

For more information contact Charlene Oroschin, Define Instruments South Africa, +27 (0)83 384 9186, charlene@defineinstruments.co.za, www.defineinstruments.co.za




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