Molex announced a collaboration with logi.cals to empower the next generation of solutions for Industry 4.0. Specializing in engineering software for industrial automation, logi.cals streamlines the integration of control precisely tailored to the machine, plant or enterprise requirements. Leveraging Molex’s core competencies in the industrial market, Molex Industrial Automation Solutions 4.0 (IAS4.0) provides a safe and secure open platform to enable machine builders and system integrators utilizing the benefits of Industry 4.0 in their next generation of products.
Molex and logi.cals are collaborating to develop a simple but very efficient engineering environment as one of the main pillars for Molex IAS4.0 end-to-end solution—from a sensor to an enterprise application running on a cloud platform—the IAS4.0 platform encompasses multiple layers in IT, Edge, OT, engineering tools and operational applications.
“Distributed control, real-time machine-to-machine (M2M) and connectivity to enterprise applications are driving a paradigm shift in the industrial automation world,” said Riky Comini, director, industrial automation, Molex. “By leveraging logi.cals software expertise, we have jointly developed the enhanced IAS4.0 solution offering safe and standard control in a distributed fashion along with engineering tools that create value for customers.”
Increasingly, modern industrial machines and factories require autonomous, safe and secure devices able to communicate with each other in real-time over a variety of different networks using open protocols. Molex IAS 4.0 provides a solution for this need. The core of the solution supports a wide range of systems and devices from microcontrollers and various OEM platforms to multi-core industrial PCs. The highly scalable solution provides safe and secure control logic, multilateral communications in real-time using open protocols, and can run on a sensor or a complex device, on the plant floor, edge or cloud.
“Industrial manufacturing production areas and assembly lines require flexible and scalable control and communication, and safety at a very high level. We are very pleased to collaborate with Molex in developing a software solution to simplify the programming environment not only for control engineers but also for embedded and enterprise application developers,” adds Michael Plankensteiner, CEO, logi.cals.