Products & Solutions

MICA® Edge Computing

Small, robust edge-computing gateway device/Industrial PC for the IIoT and Industry 4.0.

The HARTING MICA® is built with an open-source, containerized, Linux-based architecture, so it can be easily customizable to any application within Industry 4.0. The HARTING MICA® is also extremely robust, making edge computing and connection to the cloud possible in even the harshest environments.

"As practical IIoT products and solutions emerge, users are starting to implement them to learn how they can create value. But with all the buzz about IIoT, where does an industrial engineer start? At the edge, of course!" - David Humphrey at ARC Advisory Group  

See what the experts are saying about the IIoT and how edge devices will get you there.  

Direct data processing on the machine – with HARTING's MICA® computing system

HARTING MICA® (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) makes it possible to temporarily save, evaluate and process data in the immediate vicinity of machinery and equipment. With its modular open platform, the HARTING MICA® can be customized with custom hardware, software and interfaces – to suit your individual requirements for Integrated Industry. MICA can allow you to bring your isolated processing controls into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

Benefits of HARTING MICA®

Customizable and Compatible

MICA® is a modular platform made from open hardware and software components. Unlike single-board computers – such as the Raspberry Pi – this circuit board is divided into three parts. One of these parts can be customized. The form factor and degree of protection remain unchanged after hardware adjustments.

Software applications run in virtual, Linux-based containers (virtual machines) which contain all the necessary libraries and drivers for the respective application So there are no more problems with package dependencies and incompatibilities. 

MICA®´s open source approach permits the user to choose the programming language and development environment.

Can Multi-Task

MICA® features a powerful 1 GHz ARM processor, 1GB of RAM and 4 GB eMMC flash memory (additionally up to 32GB on a micro-SD card). HARTING's virtual industry computing technology enables multiple programs to run in parallel within virtual containers. The containers run in individual sandboxes; this isolates and secures the different components and applications from each other.

Easy to Use

The touch-optimized interface for end users and administrators is implemented entirely in HTML5 and JavaScript. It can be customized by developers without any special tools.

Reduces Your Costs

The one-time investment for MICA® is significantly lower compared to complete industrial PCs. There are no licensing or leasing fees. The open development environment allows inexpensive prototyping and development, even for multiple projects. The power consumption for the base version is less than 5 watts.

A network full of Industry 4.0 and IoT applications

MICA.network is the user community supporting HARTING’s MICA® open computing platform. MICA.network partners develop innovative concepts and solutions which help companies actively shape the fourth industrial revolution: the digitiZation and networking of processes and objects.

MICA.network partners are distinguished by their outstanding expertise in the application of state-of-the-art software and technologies.

MICA device management software allows you to configure and control your fleet of MICAs easily from a single user interface.

More About MICA

About The Industrial Internet of Things

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connects machines, analytics, and people to create powerful insights to drive smarter, faster, and better business decisions.  The IIoT is made up of interconnected machines and devices that can monitor, collect, exchange, and analyze data.  It is transforming the industry and changing the way the industry functions.  By combining machine-to-machine communications with analytics, companies can reap the benefits of unparalleled efficiency, productivity, and performance.  

MICA Starter Kits

The Industry's First IIoT Starter Kits

It’s easy to talk about integrating IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), but it’s another thing entirely to do it.  Many people don’t know where to start or what IIoT applications would benefit their operations the best. That’s why HARTING developed these IIoT starter kits.  Each kit has everything needed for a basic application and is ideal for those starting with IIoT. The HARTING MICA boasts a container-based open architecture so users can easily customize to their specific application well beyond what is included in the kits.

    Edge Computing Solution Packages

    Digitalizing a factory. Improving Overall Operational Efficiencies (OEE) using technology.  Building a predictive maintenance system. All of these are reasons that companies are turning to Industry 4.0.  However, implementing a solution specific to an existing factory can seem overwhelming.  As no two applications are exactly the same, finding an out of the box solution that perfectly fits in your existing application is unlikely. Having said this, tailoring existing, tested IIoT solutions for your applications is easy with the right partner.  This is the concept behind HARTING’s IIoT Solution Packages. 
     

    Overhead Conveyor System Solutions

    Conveyor systems are often the lifeline to a company’s productivity and the center of the factory. Due to the fixed nature of the system, if there is an shutdown in one part of the conveyor, the entire process stops. Downtime can be devastating, and preventing it is critical to staying competitive. Condition Monitoring / predictive maintenance provides real-time insights into the health of the conveyor so maintenance teams can take action before a shutdown.

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