IIoT workshop gives engineers a boost to Industry 4.0

RS Components offers exclusive access to the hands-on workshop, ‘Edge Computing and Data Collection for Industrial IoT’. The workshop is presented by leading IIoT platform vendor Zerynth through the DesignSpark community webpage.

The Zerynth/DesignSpark workshop is intended to teach system integrators, programmers and maintenance staff how to connect new and legacy industrial machines, apparatus and sensors to IIoT infrastructure so that production data can be readily extracted for Industry 4.0 applications. The workshop comprises 16 video lectures that can be seen at the participant’s own pace.

Every workshop participant may request up to three free 30-minute one-to-one video calls with a Zerynth engineer to discuss specific questions and needs.

To qualify for this exclusive IIoT workshop, participants need to purchase a Zerynth KIT-EWS-01-F016 microcontroller development system, which will be utilised for the practical elements of the course. This development kit centres on the 4ZeroBox data acquisition unit, which offers a machine-to-cloud interface for legacy and modern industrial equipment. The kit also incorporates AC and temperature sensors, a reed switch, and an RS485-to-USB interface for PC-based peripheral simulation.

“We designed this workshop to support engineers and companies to easily transition to the Industry 4.0 revolution, acquiring data from industrial machines and optimising industrial processes,” says Daniele Mazzei, chief innovation officer of Zerynth.

Workshop content includes the Industry 4.0 paradigm; basics of IoT architecture; microcontroller peripherals and basic IoT workflow; features and benefits of 4ZeroBox; digital and analogue data acquisition from industrial machines; edge computing benefits and applications; fundamentals of an IoT cloud service; best practice in applying over-the-air firmware updates; creating realtime data monitoring dashboards; and the system architecture and code components of a complete end-to-end IIoT application.

“RS has been very successful in building up the largest engineering community worldwide, reaching one million members through its DesignSpark platform. At Zerynth, we see a real value partnering with RS and delivering the first workshop on Industry 4.0 to such a large and professional audience,” said Andrea Galizia, director of Strategic Partnerships at Zerynth.

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