RoboGate Suite is your connection to machine data by providing easy access via common industry protocols. All of the data is mapped in human-readable format via configurable data models. Universal transformation is just as much a part of the repertoire of the RoboGate as pre-processing of the received data according to your specifications. RoboGate also enables data to be forwarded to a large number of other platforms and industrial service bus solutions.
Manage the complete lifecycle of the RoboGate components via the central device management. It has intuitive operation via a browser-like user interface with the material design system and an API for integration into existing management systems is available.
The RoboGate DeviceCenter is a device management system that adapts to your IT infrastructure. As a modern container solution, it can be hosted both in your data center and in your own cloud environment. Alternatively, we offer you the DeviceCenter as a software-as-a-service solution in Robotron's own cloud environment. The system is also scalable.
Thanks to the smooth interaction with our hardware partners and their Second Touch Points, your devices can be configured in advance so that commissioning is child's play.
During production of the devices, they are pre-configured to your required application from the DeviceCenter .
You receive the device, connect it and it automatically reports to the DeviceCenter. The device is already prepared for further configurations that can be created and planned in advance.
Administration, Configuration and Remote Management
The clearly structured web-based user interface with a materialized design allows you to easily manage your devices and software instances. This can be done both locally via the EdgeControl UI of the respective device and centrally via the DeviceCenter UI.
The identity and access management concept ensures that authorizations are implemented via roles and resources according to your specifications. Additionally that authentication can take place via your existing infrastructure.
You can assign devices and software instances via groups and a hierarchical mapping of your organizational structure.
In addition, configurations for groups or individual devices can be rolled out in a planned manner.
Routes can be defined for each device via port tunnelling, which allows your service technicians remote access to the devices themselves or the underlying network. This can be very useful, for example, for remote service operations on controllers.
Software and Operating System Updates
One of the most important features of any software for cyber security in your organization is the update capability to eliminate possible threats and loopholes. RoboGate software allows for continuous expansion of the functionality without increasing threats from cyber-attacks.
Updates can be made locally for the devices and containerized software instances or centrally via the Device Center's OTA update.
The RoboGate Suite also includes professional consulting from experienced specialists for your digitalisation strategy in the IIoT business. You will experience the benefits from the full service over the entire life cycle - from the idea to operation. If you wish, you can also receive an individual development of your customised solution.
Strategic Consulting for Retrofits and Smart Products
We are happy to pass on our many years of experience. We offer holistic consulting tailored to individual customer needs on all connectivity topics in the context of IoT and Smart Factory. Our goal is to bring the heterogeneity of the customer assets with all their requirements to a usable data basis. We can retrofit existing systems and offer an analysis strategy for the brownfield.
We provide targeted support not only in the context of digitalization in the factory environment, but also have experience in the digitalization of products. We provide the connection to the cloud and ensure efficient data pre-processing "on the edge".
24/7 - Support and Operation
All product and individual solutions can be supported by our Service Desk in operation and support cases. This includes regular updates, maintenance and first-level support. We are happy to take over the complete operation of the IIoT solution. The integration of third-party software or other service providers is not a problem.
Enablement and Guidance for Custom Modules
Empowering our customers is central to creating high acceptance and sustainability of our solution. This enables our customers to independently carry out the configuration and set-up for connecting new assets. We support this with additional tools, appropriate documentation and training. Everything is possible, even the independent development of new RoboGate modules in our framework by you as a customer.
Providing a solution of individual problems and special requirements is one of our core competences. This is accompanied by product development with continuing development of new functions and the implementation of specific modules for our customers. These modules can be provided with exclusive rights of use and, for example, support a unique selling point of the customer solution/product in the area of digital services.
Choose between a standardized and customized approach for your heterogeneous machinery. We accompany you on the way to the Connected Factory and support you with analysis and planning for the connection of new and existing systems.
Business Case Development
Thanks to the interdisciplinary composition of our experienced team from manufacturing and quality engineering, process engineering, physics and mathematics, we can formulate your business cases together with you and prioritize them based on their added value.
In doing so, we use methods such as brainstorming, thinking hats, the Pareto principle or The Problem is the driver for the development of business cases.
Interesting examples of business cases where data transparency can help you make your production more efficient are:
- OEE transparency
- Energy efficiency analyses
- Failure analysis
- Factory monitor and Andonboard as employee information system
- Preventive maintenance
Methodical Machine Analysis
Together with your engineers, we analyze the control system of your machines and plants to identify the necessary signals, parameters and information to compile them in a data model. In doing so, we also take into account necessary transformations in order to correctly provide the data to solve the tasks resulting from the business cases. You can then store this information in your asset management system as required. Alternatively, we offer you a solution with our Machine Park Studio. Here you can conveniently record all the above-mentioned information via a browser-based application, assign machines or assets and create the necessary data transformations.
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The digitalization of products is playing an increasingly important role. On the one hand, end customers see this as a hygiene factor, and on the other hand, digital services can open up new business areas. Based on our RoboGate solution, we advise and implement an important building block to advance your digital services.
- Kano model
- Design thinking (understanding, observing, synthesizing, finding ideas, prototyping and testing)
- Classic requirements formulation (As a role I want requirement to generate value)
Azure IoT Edge
With Azure IoT Edge, you can use a powerful edge framework if your use cases allow you to connect to the Azure IoT Hub in the cloud. Here, the management of your devices can be done via the IoT Hub and use our DeviceCenter as UI. In addition, we can also provide most of our RoboGate-Modules for Azure IoT Edge and third-party containers can be used in Azure IoT Edge.
Detailed Technical Information
- Short operating manual RoboGate (de/en): robotron_betriebsanleitung_robogate_o.framework.pdf
- EU Declaration of Conformity RoboGate (de/en): robotron_konformitaetserklaerung_robogate.pdf
- EU Declaration of Conformity RoboGate Energy Addon (de/en): robotron_konformitaetserklaerung_robogate_energy-addon.pdf
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