Nerve – Edge Computing and Control Platform

Nerve enables machine builders to capitalize on the opportunities created by edge computing and cloud-based services. 

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Nerve enables machine builders to capitalize on the opportunities created by edge computing and cloud-based services.

Nerve: Edge Computing Architecture for Industry 4.0

Platform for control, connectivity and remote management of industrial machines

Industry 4.0 is changing the face of manufacturing. Nerve enables machine builders to capitalize on the opportunities created by edge computing and cloud-based services with seamless software updates, proactive maintenance and optimized machine performance.

The Nerve product line comprises machine-mounted and rack-mounted devices within an edge-computing architecture that ensures application data is always processed in the right place at the right time. Nerve also includes a dedicated cloud-based service to remotely manage machine software, provide service access and analyse accumulated machine data.

Benefits with Edge Computing

Gain greater insight into your machines

  • View real-time usage patterns and track anomalous behaviour
  • Deploy servicing and maintenance resources more efficiently
  • Plan performance improvements for next generation products

Take control of data access

  • Set access rights according to ownership of data
  • Specify precisely which machine data is sent and when
  • Receive data to your custom cloud for analysis and storage

Unlock more value from your products

  • Sell new software features for installed machines
  • Proactively trigger service deployments
  • Establish ‘as a service’ revenue models based on uptime, health, output etc.
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Features

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Instant access to machines via custom cloud

  • Host as service in your region or on premise and monitor your entire installed base online
  • Update machine software from anywhere and at any time
  • Add new functions remotely as docker images

All-in-one: control, visualization and connectivity

  • Run your IEC 61131-3 control applications with real-time guarantee (up to 1kHz)
  • Process your HMI tasks on a powerful state-of-the-art CPU/GPU
  • Connect machines via an integrated TSN switch from TTTech, a global leader in deterministic networking

Easy integration and pain free migration

  • Take advantage of virtualization to ensure software continuity
  • Keep your favored OS (Windows, Linux, etc.)
  • Migrate your existing applications effortlessly

Edge computing architecture-based Nerve devices on your machines provide features for machine control, in addition to the visualization, filtering and communication of machine data. Applications can be hosted across Nerve devices on machines, on the factory floor and in the cloud. Nerve also provides custom cloud services for the remote management of devices, for displaying machine data and for setting role-based access rights.

 

 

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