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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.

Benefits: 

  • Everything is in one kit – so it is a low risk investment
  • Software and hardware compatibility is guaranteed 
  • It only takes 10 minutes to set it up
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HARTING MICA CISS Complete IIoT Starter Kit

This kit contains everything needed for a basic condition monitoring application.  The kit comes with a sensor that can measure seven different parameters, including vibrations, acoustics, temperature, humidity and more.  The sensor is connected to the HARTING MICA, the edge-computing device that processes, computes and visualizes all the data coming from the sensor. The HARTING MICA is pre-installed with software that includes an easy to use dashboard that shows you all of the sensor information.  

The Bosch Connected Industrial Sensor Solution (CISS) is a small and robust multisensor device for harsh industrial environments. It contains eight sensors in one device: pressure sensor, digital light sensor, magnetometer, gyroscope, acoustic sensor, accelerometer, temperature sensor and humidity sensor. CISS can be integrated into new machines or applications, machine modules and plants, or as a retrofit solution to upgrade existing equipment and make it ready for Industry 4.0.

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HARTING MICA RF-R300 Complete RFID Starter Kit

This kit contains everything needed for a basic RFID asset tracking application.  Inside there are industrial RFID tags, the HARTING MICA RF-R300 reader, two antennas and all the cabling you need.  The HARTING MICA is pre-installed with a demo version of the Ha-VIS Middleware, which translates the raw RFID signals formats into modern software frameworks. The demo software is fully functional, allowing for a complete evaluation.  Contact us for full software pricing.  

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HARTING MICA Basic Ethernet Starter Kit

This kit is ideal for those who are looking to connect periphery devices through Ethernet that may communicate over protocols such as Modbus-TCP or OPC UA.  The kit contains all of the cabling required to get started and a basic version of the HARTING MICA and software.  Like with all the other starter kits, this kit comes equipped with Fast-Ethernet capabilities, 8 digital GPIO ports, and the ability to be powered over PoE or 12V/24V. 

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Instruction Guides

HARTING MICA CISS Complete IIoT Starter Kit: Instruction Guide

HARTING MICA CISS (Condition Monitoring) Complete IIoT Starter Kit contains everything needed for a basic condition monitoring application.  You can measure seven different parameters, including vibrations, acoustics, temperature, humidity and more.  The sensor connects to the HARTING MICA, the edge-computing device that processes, computes and visualizes all the data coming from the sensor.  The HARTING MICA is pre-installed with software that includes an easy to use dashboard that shows you all of the sensor information.  

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HARTING MICA RF-R300 Complete RFID Starter Kit: Instruction Guide

The HARTING MICA RF-R300 Complete RFID Starter Kit contains everything needed for a basic RFID asset tracking application.  Inside there are industrial RFID tags, the HARTING MICA RF-R300 reader, two antennas and all the cabling you need.  The HARTING MICA is pre-installed with a demo version of the Ha-VIS Middleware, which translates the raw RFID signals formats into modern software frameworks. The demo software is fully functional for a period of 6 hours at a time to allow for a complete evaluation.  Contact us for full software pricing.  

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HARTING MICA Basic Ethernet Start Kit: Instruction Guide

The HARTING MICA Basic Ethernet Starter Kit is ideal for those who are looking to connect periphery devices through Ethernet that may communicate over protocols such as Modbus-TCP or OPC UA.  The kit contains all of the cabling required to get started and a basic version of the HARTING MICA and software.  Like with all the other starter kits, this kit comes equipped with Fast-Ethernet capabilities, 8 digital GPIO ports, and the ability to be powered over PoE or 12V/24V.

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Where to Buy

Authorized MICA Kit Distributors

Feel free to contact your local distributor to purchase your HARTING MICA® Starter Kit today!

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Sending Sensor Data into the Microsoft Azure Cloud

This tutorial shows how to connect HARTING MICA to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud and send sensor data into it. For that, an IoT Hub will be set up in the cloud to connect, monitor and manage IoT devices. MICA will be connected to this hub and deliver data of its connected USB sensor. The information flow on the MICA will be modeled with Node-RED.

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Additional IIoT Topics

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.  

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. 
 

Digital Retrofit

When the decision is made to integrate IIoT, there are two possible strategies. Either a company can invest in completely new machines and equipment that were developed exclusively for this need or they can upgrade their current machines, otherwise known as legacy machinery, and equipment with devices that make this type of communication possible. Digital retrofit here means taking a device that produces or uses data of some sort and connecting it to a device that can allow that data to be a part of a larger data pool.

Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring is a necessity in modern production and business models. Condition monitoring (or, colloquially, CM) is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery (vibration, temperature, et cetera) to identify a significant change that is indicative of a developing fault. It is a major component of predictive maintenance.

Companies cannot afford any unexpected downtime caused by machine malfunction and power. Taking precautions to monitor the health and viability of equipment is a must. Condition monitoring allows to operate old machines and infrastructure (e.g. conveyor systems) longer than originally planned. This way, investments can be minimized and shifted to strategically important topics.

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.