Written by Fabian Meyer
We successfully fitted an Industrial Plant Monitoring System into a suit case. We built a compact and portable IoT demo running ubiworx™.
Due to its compact form factor the demo has already travelled the world, showing the Industrial Plant Monitoring demo at events in: Nurnberg - Germany, Rome - Italy and San Francisco - USA.
Gathering Data and Telemetry Reading
Responsive even when not
connected to the Internet
The goal: to create an industrial monitoring demo packed into a small suit case.
Left Side: Warehouse
The setup on the left side of the demo simulates a warehouse. It consists of an ambient light sensor, an LED and a weight scale.
A manufacturing monitoring application sits on the other side of the perspex. It contains a PWM controllable fan, a vibration sensor and a temperature sensor.
Right Side: Manufacturing
what we have done so far:
Weight scale in use
Using the weight scale, the gateway can monitor the weight of incoming and outgoing items and emit warnings about unexpected or exceeding weights.
ubiworx™ supports a feature called local logic that enables intelligence to be run on the gateway.
ubiworx™ local logic
ubiworx™ comes with the edge devices side and the cloud infrastructure in one software product. It was easy then to give the sensor remote access and control.
Using ubiworx™ the suit case is instantly connected to the cloud and executes local logic to enable smart and responsive applications even if the gateways are disconnected from the internet.
Portable Industrial Plant Monitoring System in the suit-case