Industrial IoT & Industry 4.0

The terms Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have different origins but they are both based on the same product technologies and applications.
RS offers many devices which allow an easy machine to machine (M2M) and internet communication. Nevertheless, we have introduced a series of smart add-on hardware specifically developed to simplify the connection of the existing legacy systems to the Internet of Things.

Latest products for Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 applications

We are constantly expanding our industrial IoT products offer with the latest cutting-edge solutions from the leading industrial brands and the most innovative Start-up

Solutions to connect legacy systems to the Internet of Things

Does your PLC have an Ethernet port? If so, you are ready for IoT!
groov, the IoT system for Opto 22, is specifically designed to easily and quickly upgrade legacy industrial automation systems to allow remote control and monitoring with minimal changes to the existing hardware and IT infrastructures. groov can communicate with almost all existing PLCs and industrial devices with an Ethernet port
groov consists of
  • a hardware device, groov box, to interact with your legacy Ethernet PLCs (PC based version available)
  • a web-based tool to create your customised control panels, web interfaces and reporting dashboards

PLC without Ethernet port?

Even if your PLC does not have an Ethernet port, there are still several possibilities to connect your legacy application to an IoT system with minor changes. Brainboxes and ICP-DAS adapters can transform serial and I/O signals in ethernet data.


Replacing your legacy PLC with a, fully interchangeable, ‘IoT ready’ version

Leading brands like Siemens and Schneider Electric are evolving their PLC offer and are providing more performance and connectivity options, but also ensuring the best possible retro-compatibility with their previous generations. In several cases (a parity of brand), the new PLC version doesn't require any major change to the existing programming code or substantial machine re-wiring efforts

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