The Device Gate is pre-installed ex-works on your laser. All you need to do is activate it to give digital access to your laser data. Device Gate enables you to send data from your laser or your machine directly and safely to the cloud or to TRUMPF. You can take advantage of services such as Condition Monitoring. Device Gate is above all recommended when you would just like to network a single device. Factory Gate should be used for constellations with several machines.
Factory Gate and Device Gate connect your lasers and machines to your company network and/or the cloud. These digital, IT-secure connections can be used to call up the data and information from your devices at any time. It is an important foundation for Industry 4.0. Device Gate is the smart solution for individual devices; Factory Gate for entire device pools.
Using Factory Gate, you can network several lasers and machines digitally. You can flexibly connect all the elements in your production facility through the option of being able to install several Factory Gates in different instances of your network. You install the software solution for this on your server. This means data can be run through your systems unencrypted as everything remains within your secure network. The IT department constantly monitors the data traffic. Whenever data must be encrypted for transmission – in other words, when it leaves your company - there are several encryption technologies available, such as SSL/HTTPS. This technology means VPN-connections or open input ports are not required.
Condition Based Services
Condition Based Services are a building block for Industry 4.0 and your networked production. They consist mainly of the following elements: Factory Gate (which allows for lasers to be connected), Smart View Services, and Condition Monitoring. The objective is to increase the availability and productivity of networked laser systems, and to identify potential for savings.