We’re excited to announce that all MindConnect devices now have device browsing capabilities. To ensure a fast and error-free configuration of data points direct out of the data servers on the industrial devices, we have enabled the MindConnect configuration within Asset Manager to ask the MindConnect device to read out the data structure of the industrial device. This new capability reduces the manual data modeling effort, i.e. there is more time to digest the ingested IoT data and to gain new insights.
Already existing MindConnect adapters S7 Plus, MTConnect , and IEC 61850 are now enabled with browsing capabilities (including in MindConnect Software Agent UI Plugin). Datapoint browsing “asks” the MindConnect device to read data and select meaningful variables. This means the server can be connected and asked for an existing data structure. From these connections, we can generate MindSphere data points and mappings, making the asset onboarding and data point configuration much easier, faster, scalable and flexible. High amounts of data can be read (and shown in a tree view) and created, and the browsing results can be used for further enhancements, e.g. AI investigation on that data.
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