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IDX NEXUS

 

Untap your gold mine of un-harvested data contained within your plant and equipment.

 

You may not realise it yet, but you could be sitting on a goldmine of un-harvested data contained within your equipment whether that piece of equipment is a ball mill, dozer, genset, haul truck, power meter or scale. Using IDX Nexus you can unleash the hidden potential of being able to monitor, control and optimise your assets.

 

IDX Nexus addresses the challenge of harvesting data that is tucked away in disparate systems or behind some little-understood communications protocols. Let us take the case of trying to understand what is going on with the complex protocols and data management systems on your site. The parameters that might be of interest to you may include warnings such as oil temperature and pressure, running hours and rpm, kWh, flow, level, equipment condition indicators so that it can be understood when a specific vehicle or asset needs to come in for maintenance say or a part needs to be ordered or if the asset is being misused.

 

The chances are that there are different makes of vehicles on your site, each with their own way of exposing data (Modbus, CAN, J1939, Serial, etc). The IDX Nexus is a family of hardware and software components that allows flexible data collection so it can be adapted to monitor different communications protocols through its modular design.

Each asset would be equipped with an IDX Nexus Unit. This hardware is designed to communicate with the well-established IDX Suite through various wireless technology options depending on the site layout.


Below is a graphical representation of IDX Nexus's architecture and capabilities


 

IDX Suite is comprised of a Tag Manager, Data Exchange Server and Data Historian, and the sum of these allows for your asset’s data to be collected and stored, for alarms and events to be generated and for this data, alarms, and events to be shared with other systems (Data Historians, LIMS, MES and MIS, OPC, Scada, SQL, etc).

The web-based IDX Nexus Portal allows you to remotely configure your devices, perform firmware updates and of course monitor your equipment using dashboards and graph views.

The IDX Nexus can also be used as a standalone unit and configured to act as a gateway between proprietary protocols and standard industrial protocols. For example, two different weigh scales speaking their own ASCII protocol over RS-232, can be made to appear as a single MODBUS device. This would use three of the four on-board interchangeable communication channels. Devices communicating over serial CAN and Ethernet can all be integrated this way.
 

IDX Nexus is perfect for an OEM, developer or industrial hobbyist looking for an end-to-end flexible remote monitoring solution!

IDX Nexus can be a game-changer of how data is shared between machines and exposed to humans, bringing us into a new era of Industrial Data Xchange.

 



Key Features

  • Flexible and open architecture

  • Interfaces: RS-232, RS-485, CAN, 4-20 mA, 20 mA digital, inclinometer, accelerometer and Ethernet

  • Designed with components rated for -40 to 85°C

  • Wireless communications include Wireless, GPRS and Bluetooth

  • Interface CAN-based machines such as J1939, CAN FD, LIN bus

  • Log, trend and alarm your data locally (EDGE based processing), as well as transfer key data points to cloud and server-based platforms

  • Integrated reporting and advanced analytics capabilities

  • Technologies supported: GPS, GLONASS, WiFi, 3G, LoRa, serial, onboard analog and digital interfaces

 

IDX Nexus is powered by IDX Suite and its modular design of both hardware and software allows for extremely flexible monitoring of your data.

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