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TRUMPF connectivity solutions

Digital networking creates transparency

The ability to react more quickly, to process more parts in less time, to monitor machines and cut costs at the same time: These are all the benefits behind Industry 4.0. Connect components inside and outside of your production facility and support the digital exchange of information. This will improve your processes and increase your earnings.

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.

No matter how networked you already are, the goal is clear: the ability to increase complexity and decrease lot sizes in sheet metal processing. We will accompany you step by step through your Smart Factory journey with our solutions. No two paths are the same: the components are combined to create the ideal solution for your requirements.

Transparency

We create transparency: regarding the productivity of the entire shop floor and the status of your TRUMPF machinery

Clarity and flexibility

Provides clarity and flexibility: saves real cash and valuable time thanks to data-based analysis

Easy integration

Simplifies the integration of TRUMPF machines and external machines into monitoring systems, regardless of the age, manufacturer, or technology of your machines

Easier condition monitoring

Facilitates condition monitoring and analysis by monitoring products, or the provision of data for local systems

Seamless integration of many TRUMPF machines into your own software environment is very easy. We have the right solution for every combination, whether it be integration into TruTops Fab or a connection to TruTops Monitor.

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

Connect TRUMPF machines to your individual monitoring system

Most current machine tools from TRUMPF have the option of establishing OPC UA-based communication using interfaces. For older machines, we offer the OPC UA Retrofit Cube. Based on your machine status data, you receive analyses in the form of dashboards along with action recommendations for faster problem solving. This gives you transparency regarding machine status and allows you to maximize your machine availability. With the interface for the production status, for example, you receive information which can be used to detect the capacity utilization of your machines and for processing in your individual software system.​

TruConnect, Retrofit Cube

The OPC UA Retrofit Cube integrates older TRUMPF machines into 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 you with the available signals locally.​

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

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

TruConnect Connectivity Kit

The Basic Connectivity Kit integrates machines from third-party suppliers and older TRUMPF machines into TruTops Monitor

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

Smart Factory – many options, one experienced partner

Plan systematically together with our Smart Factory experts to identify the optimization potential in your production. We look forward to hearing from you!
 

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