Unitronics set the bar for IIoT in automation with the addition of UniCloud, its end-to-end Cloud platform. UniCloud’s a simple, affordable, no-code approach to Cloud makes it easy for any Machine Builder to benefit from secure IIoT.
Now open to all devices that support Modbus, UniCloud opens the door to the benefits of Cloud technology: increased profit, effortless monitoring, easily-implemented Business Intelligence and much more--all with zero investment in programmers, Cloud, or IT professionals.
The UniCloud platform was launched in the first quarter of this year, initially supported by Unitronics controllers—and a first of its kind: a controller with built-in Cloud services without the need to purchase a subscription at additional cost. As of this release, any user can easily integrate any PLC—or other devices that talk Modbus, such as sensors, smart meters, extended I/Os —into UniCloud.
What is the difference between Unitronics UniCloud and other Cloud platforms?
IIoT Cloud platforms are notorious for needing extra resources, time, and money to develop. Plus, they are complicated to define, produce, maintain, and modify.
This is why many OEMs are hesitant/afraid to introduce IIoT and Cloud services into their applications—even as they realize the relevance and importance of it to their business.
UniCloud is a game-changer—it is based on a simple, Do-It-Yourself paradigm. Head of Cloud, Ronny Or, listed a few of the unique attributes of the UniCloud platform:
- Independence for the OEM With UniCloud, you can do it all independently—you can 'Do-it Yourself' quickly, easily, and without any need of IT specialists, Cloud experts, graphic designers—or any previous experience.
- Reduced costs
The ability to 'Do-it Yourself' means you don't need to pay staff to do it for you.
- Reduced time drain
There is no hassle-no running back and forth coordinating various specialists and professionals—and UniCloud’s drag & drop, no-code design means that you can do it yourself fast.
- Easy maintenance and modifications
You can easily restructure your organization—for example, add staff and assign them roles, add customers and create personalized dashboards for them.
Do I need IoT? Why?
Cloud, IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0—these have been subjects of interest and industry development for years. It’s a bit confusing, but in reality, there is only one reason for an OEM to join/use a cloud platform: To increase PROFIT. When you, or your business manager can:
- Provide customized dashboards to collect and analyze machine data
- Cut Maintenance Costs with Predictive Maintenance
- Use IIoT technology to Increase productivity
- Set and measure KPIs, and use data to improve performance
When you can do all this easily, you can improve your organizational efficiency—and increase profit
‘Go Cloud’ in less than 30 minutes? How is this possible?
The UniCloud claim is that a user can have a working, live, fully-functional dashboard that harvests, analyzes, and displays data in less than 30 minutes.
Unitronics made this possible by refusing to compromise on their goal— developing solutions that simplify complex tasks. Drag & Drop paradigm give UniCloud a simple, easy-to-use interface that enables any machine builder to reap the benefits of IIoT for their business.
Benny Magrefta, Unitronics head of R&D reports: “Over 30 years of rich experience in designing products for automation and motion control has enabled Unitronics to create an end-to-end IIoT platform specifically designed for manufacturers and industrial control solutions—an easily implemented Cloud solution to support any machine, no Cloud experience needed.”
Industrial IoT brings many benefits to manufactures around the world. It’s a simple truth that businesses that don’t move to cloud risk being left behind. Unitronics' UniCloud platform is a cost effective, easy to use solution: an excellent solution for businesses to get started in the world of IIoT.
For more information, go to the UniCloud website: www.unitronics.cloud