Industry 4.0 and IIoT ready!
On top of BRX PLCs’ advanced motion capabilities, which include up to 27 independent axes of motion or up to 7 groups of coordinated motion with up to 9 virtual axes and high-powered motion instructions, BRX also offers numerous built-in connectivity options. With these options you can monitor or control your plant-floor motion application from anywhere.
In this video we demonstrate how BRX PLCs can combine advanced motion control with state-of-the-art IIoT platforms like IBM Watson and apps like Google Assistant to create some pretty awesome innovations communicating via a smart device. The BRX PLC controls a multi-axis delta robot using AutomationDirect SureServo2 motion control.
For more detailed analysis of system-wide performance, BRX controllers’ embedded Rest API and native MQTT(S) protocols allow it to easy integrate with corporate-level IT systems or IIoT cloud platforms. This integration allows process data to be compiled and analyzed with data from other departments, like procurement or logistics, for a bird’s eye view of the complete production process, from start-to finish.