MindConnect Nano is a device that allows connectivity to MindSphere. Different protocols are supported in order to collect data. The device supports transmission of data encrypted through a secured internet connection to MindSphere to enable cloud-based applications and services. MindConnect Nano can only be used in conjunction with MindSphere. It contains Open Source SW which is provided free of charge.
MindConnect Nano supports field data collection via the following protocols:
For each Asset, one MindConnect Nano should be used. When one MindConnect Nano is connected to multiple PLCs, the data from all PLCs would be logically grouped under one Asset for the purpose of all cloud applications. A MindConnect Nano can be connected to a maximum of 32 PLCs, depending on the configuration.
The MindConnect Nano can be configured via the online MindSphere Asset Configuration tool. With this tool, the MindConnect Nano can be configured, authenticated and connected to MindSphere and logically attached to an Asset or a machine. The configuration of the protocols, time series variables and their frequencies of collection, the network settings for the internet interface and the machine interface, are all configured via the engineering tool. The MindConnect Nano displays the status of data connection and status of configuration updates via onboard LEDs. In case of internet connection failure, it buffers data for a reasonable period of time (depending on the use case and data volume) to prevent any loss of data.
The MindConnect Nano is extremely compact, with approx. 1 liter enclosure volume. With its sealed metal enclosure, it enables flexible deployment in harsh conditions.
For more information on MindConnect Nano technical features, please refer to 109742258.
For more information on MindConnect Nano specific terms, please refer to 109742258.
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