Technical information

The Grindaix Monitoring System offers standardised function modules which are scalable and individually applicable for your production and where everything comes from one source.  The hardware and software components enable direct networking of all connected sensors with a local server via an Ethernet network. The system can be used as a stand-alone system or integrated into your existing IT structures.

System structure

The hardware components serve to make the analog sensor values from the production environment available for further processing in the software. The data transfer is based on the OPC-UA standard. The OPC-UA server-client architecture can also be used to provide data from the Grindaix Monitoring System to existing systems. Thus, the process-related data can be transferred to an ERP system (e.g. SAP) and used with other data for algorithm-based analysis.

The visualization of the measurement data is done with the Grindaix Dashboard, which can be customized. The dashboard is based on a pure web technology and can therefore be called up via web client (browser) independent of device and operating system.

 

Grindaix Hardware

 


GRX-Server (Industrial Workstation)

The GRX server as a console system is used in conjunction with the monitoring software package for data storage and status monitoring of any processes. The GRX server can be operated both as an OPC UA client in the stand-alone system and as an OPC UA server in an existing IT infrastructure.

  • Industrial desk system

  • Industrial PC with Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
    - 1 x HDMI / 1 x VGA
    - 2 x UBS 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0

  • Power connection 230VAC via SchuKo plug

  • One network connection each for one Grindaix Collector box and for existing IT infrastructure

  • Optional: mouse, keyboard and screen

 


GRX- Server (Enclosure System)

The GRX server as a control cabinet system is used in conjunction with the monitoring software package for data storage and status monitoring of any processes. The GRX server can be operated both as an OPC UA client in the stand-alone system and as an OPC UA server in an existing IT infrastructure.

  • Switch cabinet with protection class IP54

  • Industrial PC with Windows 10 Professional 64 bit

  • 2 x UBS 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0 externally accessible

  • 15.5" Full-HD touch display

  • Power supply 230VAC (to be provided by customer)

  • Supply of up to seven Grindaix Condition-Guards (24VDC)

  • Star point in a network with seven network connections for Grindaix Condition-Guards, collector boxes and one network connection for existing IT infrastructure


Collector Box

The Collector-Box collects the digitized data of the connected Grindaix Condition-Guards and passes them on in a bundled form via an OPC-UA interface. The Collector box thus serves as an OPC UA server for, for example, a GRX server or for customer-side OPC UA systems.

  • OPC UA server
  • Switch cabinet with protection class IP54
  • Power supply 230VAC (to be provided by customer)
  • Supply of up to seven Grindaix Condition-Guards (24VDC)
  • Star point in a network with seven network connections for Grindaix GRX Server, Condition Guards or optional for existing IT infrastructure

 


Condition Guard

The Grindaix Condition Guard is used to record and digitise analogue sensor signals for condition monitoring. In addition, the Condition-Guard provides digital inputs for the transfer of defined states (e.g. cycles or process on/off) between the monitoring system and the processes to be monitored. Digital outputs can be used to display warnings and error messages via a signal light or to output them to a system. The configuration is done via the monitoring software package.

 

  • Switch cabinet with protection class IP54

  • Sensor connections (M12 plug connection)
    - 4 x 0(4) - 20 mA
    - 2 x 0(2) - 10 V
    - 1 x PT100 temperature sensor

  • 4 x digital output 0/24V, galvanically isolated

  • 6 x digital input 0/24V, galvanically isolated

  • 1 x network connection (M12 bus system connector)

 

Grindaix monitoring software package

The Grindaix Monitoring software package in combination with the Grindaix hardware provides the foundation for digitising processes. While data acquisition is realized by the Grindaix hardware, the software provides the functions data storage, data display and process monitoring. The data recorded by the hardware is stored in the software in a SQL-Light database with time stamp. To visualise the data, the device- and operating system-independent dashboard is called up via Web Client (browser). In the dashboard, the measurement data is assigned to the individual processes and thus displayed in a structured way. Based on the current and historical data, trends or deviations can be detected by the customer at an early stage and optimization potentials can be derived.

 

The Grindaix monitoring software package offers the possibility to store process variables from the production environment in a database and to display the data graphically in the Grindaix Dashboard. Furthermore, limit values (warning, alarm) can be defined for process monitoring and a limit violation can be signalled.

  • Grindaix Dashboard- Historization of process variables
    - History of limit violations
    - Process value display
    - Process monitoring
    - User administration & access security
    - Device and operating system independent
    - Access via Web Client (HTML5, SVG)
  • SQL Light database
  • OPC-UA client-server architecture (multiclient)

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grindaix GmbH

Marie-Curie-Str. 8
50170 Kerpen
Germany
T: +49 (0)2273-95373 35
F: +49 (0)2273-95373 5

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50999 Köln
Germany

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