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TruConnect connectivity solutions

Digital networking creates transparency

The ability to respond more quickly, process more parts in less time and save costs - almost as an afterthought: that is what Industry 4.0 means. Connect components within and outside of your production facility and support the digital exchange of information. This will help your procedures to function better and your earnings to increase.
 

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.

Simple and above all safe

You can install the software on your own server for secure data transfer.

Scalable solution

Using Factory Gate you can integrate several devices into the network – even across sites.

Transparent at all times

Standard protocols (http/https) for complete transparency without the use of VPN connections

Fast expansion

You can expand your Factory Gate as required, also using applications from third-party providers.

Intelligent information provision

Results from expert analyses can be provided through the existing infrastructure.

Device Gate

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

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.

Regardless of whether you are already connected - the goal is clear: be ready to increase complexity and decrease lot sizes in sheet metal processing. By using our TruConnect range of solutions, we will support you step by step to your Smart Factory. No two paths are the same: the TruConnect components are combined to meet your requirements for the ideal solution.

Transparency

We create transparency: throughout the entire shop floor, regardless of the age, manufacturer or technology of your machines

Clarity and flexibility

Provides clarity and flexibility: saves hard cash and valuable time

Simple integration

Simplifies integration of TRUMPF machines and external machines in monitoring systems
 

Easier condition monitoring

Facilitates condition monitoring and analysis as well as the provision of data for local systems.
 

What can you do with existing machines if they do not have a standardized data exchange function? TRUMPF has the perfect solution for this.
 

Connect machines from third-party suppliers with the world of TRUMPF

Do you need transparency for your entire machine pool, regardless of the manufacturer or the age of your machine? No problem, we offer a solution for your production with the Basic Connectivity Kit​.

Placeholder TRUMPF machine

The Basic Connectivity Kit integrates machines from third-parties suppliers and older TRUMPF machines in TruTops Monitor

Once installed, the Basic Connectivity Kit provides signals depending on the operating status of the machine – and it is astonishingly easy: "Machine is stationary without malfunction", "Machine is stationary with malfunction", "Machine is in operation". TruTops Monitor interprets information and displays it analogously to your other machines in the dashboard. This works round the clock at all workstations in your production. Of course, new TRUMPF machine tools are integrated in TruTops Monitor as standard.​

Connect TRUMPF machines with your individual monitoring system

Most current machine tools from TRUMPF have the option of setting up an OPC-UA-based communication using interfaces. The interface for the production status, for example, supplies information which can be used to detect the capacity utilization of your machines and to process it in your individual software system.​

TruConnect, Retrofit Cube

The OPC UA Retrofit Cube integrates older TRUMPF machines in your monitoring system

Machines without interfaces for standardized data exchange due their age require the OPC UA Retrofit Cube. It provides the proprietary digital interfaces even for software from third-party suppliers. The system consists of an industrial PC with an OPC UA interface. As soon as it is connected and configured, it provides the available signals for you locally.​

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