We're Driving the Digital Network Transformation of Factory Automation
The BlueWarrior ORing-PaaS / IIoT is a cloud-oriented cooperation model for integration. The IoT software framework’s primary purpose at its core, is to link solutions into the cloud and into the customer’s particular application. The BlueWarrior – ORing PaaS / IIOT utilizes both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure cloud facilities.
Hardened Industrial Ethernet will continue to experience widespread adoption, providing the Smart Factory with the standardized high bandwidth data communications infrastructure needed for true mass customization. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) will provide the efficient, secure, and highly configurable addressing to allow the factory operator seamless access right down to a specific sensor node on a machine for configuration and interrogation. Emerging IEEE 1588v2 (Precision Time Protocol) time sensitive networking standards enable precise deterministic timing of control and measurement cycles essential for coordinating machines in motion. Increasing adoption of wireless sensing, monitoring, and control systems is likely as technology capabilities continue to improve. Robust wired connectivity is likely to continue to play an important role, particularly in electrically noisy environments. Power-over-Ethernet technologies (BlueWarrior has 30 / 60 / 95 Watt PoE) will enable power distribution to distributed sensors, actuators, and other networked devices, while also reducing cabling costs.
Industry 5.0 Smart Factories and Smart Machines continue to drive dramatic efficiency improvements across the supply chain, within the factory and inside machines. Advances in connected sensing technologies will help provide valuable information to reduce energy consumption, save time, reduce waste, reduce downtime, and prevent accidents
Tesla Corporation is best known for its electric car. Tesla is also a leading edge manufacturing company. It’s manufacturing operations are known to be self sufficient, reliable as well as non-stop. Tesla was in need of a highly integrated car parts inspection system. The parts inspection (QC) network consists of large numbers of sensors, PLC’s and HMI’s – to collect data for the master Control & Operations Center. The network is run non-stop 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. It must be reliable, with Zero Packet Loss.
Quality is paramount at Tesla, and the network used for Quality Control must be reliable. Tesla designs and operates the most modern and complex factory systems in the world.
BlueWARRIOR products were chosen because of their rugged reliability and their use in oil patches around the world. Our products are UL Class 1 Division 2 (HazLoc) Hazardous Location. American Certified Ethernet.
- The Tesla Car Part Inspection system needed to be fully compliant with all international standards for Industrial Ethernet. The Ethernet devices need to be a small- compact form factor due to space limitations. A wide range in Temperature is needed for harsh factory environments. Surge protection is required on all ports and all power inputs. The device MUST be Cyber- Secure and have redundant power inputs.
- Easy maintenance and high reliability ratings are a mandatory requirement for all Tesla production facilities.
The BlueWARRIOR IP Switch was chosen for its rugged construction and compact design. The switch has 16 x 10/100Base(T)X & 4 x 100/1000 SFP slots. Compact & low power, the switch has 4 uplinks to provide dual redundant rings and lots of bandwidth. The switch is a UL Class 1 Div 2 (HazLoc) Hazardous Location, Industrial Ethernet switch. This device is extremely compact – with the smallest foot print in its class.
Ruggedized – the switch is ruggedized to withstand, vibration, dust, heat, and electrical dips. The power inputs, as well as every data port is protected against electrical surges and spiking. There is no problem co-locating the switch adjacent to oilfield pumps and motors. Dust, smoke and vapor are no threat to the reliable operation of the BlueWARRIOR switch.
The BlueWARRIOR products are equipped with Cyber-Secure Video & Clean Code Technology. Secure video transmission – free from hackers. Our silicon enhancements and cyber-secure coding, add to the speed, reliability and security of the switch. Designed from the silicon up to guard against viruses, bots and foreign code. The switch provides constant safeguards against network intrusion, hackers and malware.
BlueWARRIOR Serial Links were used for legacy serial protocol support.
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