The globalization of markets is accompanied with increase in the distances to customers. Hence, the reduction of costs for service provision as well as the shortening of the down time in case of malfunctions is of a great importance. Therefore plant and machinery manufacturers are using cellular networks to an increasing extent to remotely control on-site diagnostic tools more efficiently.
Here, some challenges need to be addressed: first, remote access from the Ethernet to cellular communication with the cranes. Second, an established VPN tunnel for secure transmissions; and finally, the transfer of complete data from the machine to the control room, where lots of devices are installed in a limited space which requires considerable financial investments at the same time decreasing the efficiency of the system.
A Crane Manufacturing Company solved all these issues and in addition lowered the entire cost of the remote diagnostics system by using Korenix industrial cellular Router - JetWave 2310 series and Industrial VPN Router Computer - JetBox 5633Gf-w series.
The JetWave 2310 series is a tiny-sized, enclosed device, but it empowers an incomparable high-speed routing bridge among the Gigabit Ethernet and 3G/LTE interfaces. The JetWave 2310 was chosen to install in the cranes as a VPN client; the JetBox 5633Gf-w with the VPN functionality and 3 Gigabit LAN ports worked as a back-end VPN device while transferring the data to the JetWave 2310 cellular router. The data is collected from the crane through the VPN tunnel. Korenix connects to the VPN tunnel by using OpenVPN Protocol to achieve secure connectivity, it supports SSL/TLS security, Ethernet bridging, TCP or UDP tunnel transport through NAT. By enabling NAT and Firewall on the WAN ports, the user doesn't have to assign different IP address to each device at every single site, the user must only simply copy the configuration from one site to another site, so it is easy to control the devices in the remote control network.
Using the JetBox 5633Gf-w with the Linux SDK availability and JetWave 2310 with remote-management software supported, such as Web GUI, SNMP, Auto IP Report, Korenix View, Korenix Mobile Manager, Korenix NMS, administrators at the crane management office are able to diagnose the operation of the machine efficiently and view live video images.
Choosing the JetBox 5633Gf-w and the JetWave 2310 series overcomes the challenges of remote monitoring applications and ensures network reliability which is the ideal secure remote connection solution for machinery remote diagnostic systems.
JetBox 5633Gf-w Industrial VPN Router Computer
• 2 x USB for 3G/LTE/WIFI extension
• Enhanced VPN performance: OpenVPN, IPsec VPN, NAT
• Multiple interface GbE/SFP, serial
• Ruggedized industrial design for anti-vibration/shock, and -40~75 OC wide temperature
JetWave 2310 series Industrial Cellular Router
• LAN/WIFI to 3G/LTE Routing
• Dual SIM for Carrier Provider Redundant
• VPN/Firewall/DMZ and Secure VPN Connectivity
• Remote management by Web GUI, SNMP, Auto IP Report, Korenix View, Mobile Manager, Korenix NMS
Korenix Technology (korenix.com | korenixsecurity.com), a Beijer Electronics Group Company, is devoted to designing and manufacturing high quality Industrial Networking & Computing Products to ensure high quality and reliability of industrial networks.