BUILDING A CUSTOMER SOLUTION IS LIKE AN ORCHESTRATION

A huge choice of availabe application containers can be
networked to complete the costumer solution with a minimum
of development effort.

Application containers might provide functions for

  • Process-, Topology- and Asset Data acquisition from field devices and other data sources
  • Data storage, aggregation and filtering
  • Cloud-/On-Premise application connectivity and secure data transport

The open netFIELD application container reference architecture includes interfaces for the inter-container communication using MQTT. In this way it is possible to distribute overall solution workload over several devices or virtual machines. Additionally an application container may also equipped with user friendly web application which can be seamlessly integrated as plugin into the Edge Device Manager. The ability to implement methods into an application container, which can be called via the cloud api is completing the reference architecture of a netFIELD application container.

READY TO USE NETFIELD APPLICATION CONTAINER

NETFIELD APP PROFINET TOPOLOGY

Make local data centrally available in the netFIELD Cloud platform.

  • Transport data from the MQTT communication infrastructure to the netFIELD Cloud platform API, where this data is exposed as a Web Socket Secure endpoint. You are free to configure which data topics are transported to the netFIELD Cloud platform.
  • The configuration can be done locally or remote via the Device Manager provided by netFIELD OS.
  • Stream this data into analytics pipelines or realtime dashboards. The firmware update of the netFIELD Edge device is also managed by the netFIELD Proxy application container.

NETFIELD APP PROFINET DEVICE

Enable a netFIELD Edge device to be a field device in a PROFINET network

  • netFIELD Edge devices with integrated netX technology can be connected directly to a real time ethernet network. In this case the netFIELD Edge device can exchange cylic IO data with the PLC. Input an output data can be read/write via the MQTT communication infrastructure.
  • The configuration can be done locally or remote via the Device Manager provided by netFIELD OS.

NETFIELD APP PROFINET TOPOLOGY

Monitoring of topology and assets connected to a PROFINET network.

  • The netFIELD PROFINET Topology application container is able to recognize, which devices including IO-Link sensors are available in the network and knows how they are related to each other.
  • The complete set of asset data and network information is published to the MQTT communication infrastructure on a regular base.

NETFIELD APP EDGE MONITOR

Monitor your netFIELD Edge device resource usage.

  • Gain health insights and take action based on the acquisition of Edge device configuration information and resource consumption data. The collected information are published to the MQTT communication infrastructure on a regular base.
  • netFIELD Proxy is available and configured to provide these data to the netFIELD Cloud platform a data vizalization is available in the netFIELD Portal.

NETFIELD APP PROFINET TAP

Data diode to the field network and data filtering

  • This one-way network connector can be attached without need to change the PLC configuration. The inital configuration is done while the machine will start. In this phase the netFIELD App PROFINET Tap is collecting all information about attached devices and IO data exchange between devices and PLC. Each IO data-point of a field device can be selected for publishing it to the MQTT communication infrastructure.
  • The configuration can be done locally or remote via the Device Manager provided by netFIELD OS.

NETFIELD APP OPC UA CONNECTOR

Connect to and browse multible OPC UA server of field devices

  • This easy-to-use OPC UA Connector enables the connection to multiple OPC UA capable field devices and is able to automatically browse the complete node tree of any OPC UA Server. Relevant nodes can be selected so that the values can be published in the MQTT communication infrastructure. The configuration can be done locally or remotely via the device manager provided by netFIELD OS.

MQTT COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

  • A further ready to use netFIELD application container is the netFIELD App MQTT Broker, which can be deployed to any netFIELD Edge device running netFIELD OS or a virtuell netFIELD Edge device running netFIELD OS for Datacenter. So it is possible to provide the MQTT communication infrastructure by one single device. In the case, that an MQTT broker is already available in the network, this broker can be used as MQTT infrastructure for the netFIELD application container as well.

NETFIELD APP AZURE/AWS/GOOGLE CONNECTOR

  • Push selected data streams to the cloud of your choice.
  • Transport data from the MQTT communication infrastructure to the Azure, AWS or Google cloud.
  • The app configuration can be done locally or remote via the Device Manager provided by netFIELD OS or netFIELD Cloud.
Deploy the ready-to-use netFIELD apps together with self-developed containers to your netFIELD Edge devices in order to complete high-quality customer solutions.
ArticleOrder NumberCategoryVersionPrice / per Edge
netFIELD App
PROFINET Topology
1917.006  Get in contact
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netFIELD App
PROFINET TAP
1917.007Data Acquisition1.0.0
netFIELD App
PROFINET Device
1917.004Data Acquisition0.9.3
netFIELD App
OPC UA Client
1917.009Data Acquisition0.9.1
netFIELD App
Google Connector
1917.003IT/Cloud Connectors1.1.0
netFIELD App
EtherCAT Tap
1917.008Data AcquisitionQ4/2020
netFIELD App
Edge Monitor
1917.005Data Acquisition0.9.1
netFIELD App
Azure Connector
1917.001IT/Cloud Connectors1.1.0
netFIELD App
AWS Connector
1917.002IT/Cloud Connectors1.1.0
netFIELD App
Platform Connector
Connectivity1.1.2
netFIELD App
MQTT Broker
Connectivity1.6.8
netFIELD App
IO-Link Configurator
Connectivity0.9.1
netFIELD App
OPC UA IO-Link Adapter
Connectivity0.9.1
netFIELD App
IBH S7 Connector
Data AcquisitionQ4/2020