Motiv Integrate Industrial Modbus Device to Schneider Logic Controller and Wonderware Platform

After the successful release of the Motiv Sigfox Modbus industrial controller in mid 2017, Motiv worked alongside Schneider in New Zealand and Australia in late 2017 to integrate the hardware and Sigfox data structure in to Schneiders Wonderware platform.  

In February 2018 at the Schneider Innovation Summit, Schneider presented a fully integrated solution showcasing the Schneider Logic Controller paired with a Motiv Modbus Sigfox industrial controller.

The Motiv Modbus Sigfox device read industrial data from the Schneider logic controller and sent it via the Sigfox network to the Schneider Wonderware platform.

IoT Asia 2018

Motivs in...

Everyone here at Motiv has been flat out helping our industrial customers move their businesses into the future by enabling them to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things.  We are proud to find ourselves mentioned briefly in an Idealog magazine article as a company doing seriously cool things in this space.  It is further confirmation that we are making the right impression on business decision makers who are realising the potential of this technology.  Read the full article below:

Sigfox IoT Network for the New Zealand Aquaculture Industry 
New Zealand is one of the largest and most efficient exporters of lamb, beef and dairy products in the world. It has a strong reputation for the development of advanced techniques in the optimisation of primary industries and many of these techniques are highly prized in overseas markets. But there is another comparatively new primary industry climbing the ranks showing rapid year on year growth.
With 14,000 Kilometres of coastline making it the 10th longest in the World, New Zealand also has a large and thriving aquaculture industry, with major players including Sanfords, Sealord and Aotearoa Fisheries. The aim of all New Zealand fisheries is to provide long term sustainabil...

Original article by Stuart Corner published on ComputerWorld

Kordia aims for one million Sigfox IoT connections

Kordia aims to sell one million IoT connections over the next three years

The low-powered wide area radio network using the Sigfox technology for connecting Internet of Things devices being rolled out by Kordia and Sigfox licencee Thinxtra has reached coverage of 88 percent of the New Zealand population, with Kordia saying it aims to sell one million IoT connections over the next three years.

Kordia says it has just extended South Island coverage to Ashburton, Oamaru and Timaru and is in the process of deploying the network in Queenstown and is working with Thinxtra on with “a range of ecosystem partners on solutions that include...

Motiv has grown out of the mechatronics design team at Automation Innovation to focus exclusively on the rapidly growing Industrial IoT solutions market.  Motiv provides end-to-end IoT solutions from consultation through to hardware design, manufacture, and cloud presentation. We have seen first hand how the adoption of an IoT solution or strategy can greatly increase the utilisation and maintenance of your assets and we're ready to help identify how you can move your business in to the future.

Explore our website to understand our capabilities and contact us to see how we can transform your business.

Extend the life of your assets and move them in to the future with the Motiv Multi.  The Motiv Multi provides Sigfox IOT connectivity to any legacy industrial sensor, device, or meter with multiple connectivity options.

Interfaces / Features:

  • Dimensions (60mm X 70mm)

  • RS485

  • RS232

  • 4-20mA

  • Pulse meter

  • 4 x GPIOs

  • Accelerometer

  • Internal Temperature

  • 240V Relay output

  • Enclosure and battery options to suit application​

The Motiv Multi-sense can be provided with a back-end graphical interface or it can be integrated into existing SCADA systems.  

The Motiv Modbus remotely connects almost any industrial device utilising a modbus interface. This provides seamless integration to web-based databases or SCADA backends via the SIGFOX IoT network.

Amazingly, it has been designed to fit into a single 25mm DIN Slot. ​

  • 8-24V AC or DC

  • RS485/ Modbus-RTU slave device - Other RS485 protocols or Modbus master options

  • Features:

    • Display 4 Led display

    • Sigfox TX/RX

    • Device Alive

    • Valid Modbus Packet.

  • Modbus Baud Rate, Parity, and Modbus Address can be configured locally or over the air.​

A standard or bespoke back-end interface can be provided for monitoring and control over devices in the field or alternatively the field data can be eas...

A small, discreet, battery operated device has been developed which constantly monitors remote assets such as bus shelters,  trailers,  boats or diggers for tampering or acts of vandalism. ​

The device sends an alert notifying the owner within seconds of sensing an event, which enables remedial action to be taken swiftly. This gives businesses and local authorities confidence that their remote assets are safe and in good condition, particularly those that are public-facing.

The device has been specifically designed to achieve low hardware and operational costs, and have a long battery life, enabling asset owners to consider a wider range of assets to connect.

A hardware upgrade of existing Industrial Hot Water Heat Pumps was conducted to provide remote monitoring and relay the device state back to the manufacture and service centre.

This enabled our client to anticipate faults, and/or diagnose them before dispatching technicians. This has facilitated unsurpassed quality of service, where faults were able to be remedied before the customer feels a temperature difference at the tap. Additionally, planned preventative maintenance can be better scheduled, resulting in fewer fault responses, allowing the business to run more efficiently.

The solution retrofitted onto the Heat pumps' industrial interface and piped the data back to the client's web portal. A hot topic. Smart business....

Speed monitoring signs are located in strategic locations to remind motorists of the speed limit. Motiv's technology enabled this data to be processed in the sign, and published to a traffic management database at an affordable price point.  

This upgrade enabled the existing sign asset to be used for multiple purposes. Aggregate data is then published into hourly, daily, and monthly graphs to communicate traffic patterns. This facilitates transport monitoring and planning in an otherwise isolated asset.

Motiv has transported the basic speed sign in to the future through the application of the latest IoT technology.  By increasing the utility of the signs, we enabled our client to analyse traffic patterns and benefit from moder...

Please reload

Featured Posts

IoT Asia 2018: Industrial Technology from Schneider & Motiv

March 22, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload