Clever connectivity. Smarter functions.
Your data is the key to preventing down-time, mal-operation, excessive power consumption, and other issues that may occur. Use this crucial information and turn it into insights, optimize operations and plan for maintenance.
BoX2 solves the challenge of finding smart ways to access data and bridges the gap between the worlds of industrial automation and IT. It makes information from a deep industrial level easily accessible in a structured cloud-based data environment. BoX2 facilitates data exchange, and transfers data securely to the cloud for remote access and analysis. BoX2 allows you to create mobile solutions and add local control on the edge of the cloud to perform corrective measures on a machine.
BoX2 is a series of protocol converters, IIoT gateways and edge controllers that combine clever connectivity with smart functions such as local data base storage, alarm servers, data exchange, reporting, C# scripting, etc. BoX2 is easily configured with just a few clicks in WARP Engineering Studio. Smart functions are configured via iX software.
Sharing data between machines to optimize operations
BoX2 makes your machines – old and new – communicate efficiently, however complex the setup. BoX2 has communication drivers to all major brands of controllers on the market. This makes it easy to route key data and exchange it with the overlying systems in your facility. Optimizing operations and production speed.
BoX2 can operate as a protocol converter enabling two or more different controller devices to exchange data and achieve interoperability. Drivers for the different controllers are installed on BoX2, which converts data from one network into protocols of the network in which data is navigating. BoX2 supports OPC UA, a secure communication protocol designed to connect ERP systems, analytic tools, databases and other enterprise systems with real-world data from controllers and other devices. Add additional smart functions to optimize overall operational performance.
Combining raw data transmission with local data processing and storage
BoX2 provides the data you need for analysis from your installed base of machines to optimize uptime and overall efficiency. BoX2 accesses data hidden in your machines via communication drivers to all major brands of controllers and transfers it through secure IIoT connections to the cloud. It’s then ready to be turned into insights. We supply other smart software functions to further refine and structure data.
BoX2 acts as a cloud gateway transforming local machine data to being accessible in the cloud. Data is securely transmitted to the Beijer cloud using secure, bank-level encryption. Each BoX2 has a traceable unique identity to identify the device in the cloud. All communication from devices to the cloud is outbound. Devices are never visible on the public internet. The Beijer cloud is hosted on Microsoft Azure with administration of organization, user, devices, device groups, cloud tags and roles via WARP Engineering Studio. Add additional smart functions to optimize overall operational performance.
HMI and dashboard applications on the go
BoX2 is the perfect platform for HMI and dashboard applications on the go. It can keep you updated with status information and vital data from your machines presented in clear, interactive graphics of your design. Mobile and agile, it can give you vital data on production trends, alarms, and upcoming maintenance so you can take decisions and corrective measures from anywhere within your facility.
BoX2 acts as a next-generation HMI server combining server functionality via the built-in web server, serving HTML5 based visualization to any compatible device. HTML5 appears the same across all platforms and browsers, simplifying coding and is faster and more adaptive to users. BoX2 enables powerful, modern web HMI functionality in situations where an operator or plant manager needs to be mobile instead of being tied up at a fixed work station or production line. Add additional smart functions to optimize overall operational performance.
Including all aspects of control
BoX2 enables you to perform powerful local logic control. It integrates IEC 61131-3 CODESYS applications with HMI server functions, IIoT, and cloud connectivity, as well as offering smart functions. So you can make killer applications including all aspects of control from one single device.
CODESYS is the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 development tool on the market – the industry standard in PLC and controller programming. CODESYS fits perfectly with BoX2 and our software in terms of openness, communication, and ability to exchange data. With BoX2 you can perform powerful local logic control. CODESYS can be embedded in virtually any system offering true code transparency between systems. Add additional smart functions to optimize overall operational performance.