Industrial Automation Solutions 4.0

Molex Industrial Automation Solution 4.0 (IAS4.0) is an end-to-end solution from a sensor to analytics to enterprise applications. This includes every simple or complex device such as controllers, gateways and IO modules as well as platforms to develop cloud-based applications.

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Distributed Intelligence & Control

Distributed control, real-time machine-to-machine (M2M) and connectivity to enterprise applications are driving a paradigm shift in the industrial automation world. This shift disrupts the existing PLC centric architectures. Advancements in the semiconductor industry, the reduced cost of microcontrollers and processors enables the devices of the future to be more intelligent and connected.

Molex IAS4.0 provides an open architecture design to support distribution of logic, control and orchestration of complex devices from a smart sensor to a cloud application eliminating the need for expensive central PLCs and controllers.

Safe and Secure, Sensor-to-Cloud

The industrial automation solutions are being disrupted to address industrial IoT applications. Emerging requirements such as Anything-as-a-Service, maximum flexibility, simplicity and cost efficiency can only be addressed when we use autonomous, safe and secure devices that can communicate with each other in real-time over a variety of different networks.

Safe and secure by design, Molex Industrial Automation Solution (IAS) 4.0 is an end-to-end solution from a sensor to analytics to enterprise applications. This includes every simple or complex device such as controllers, gateways and IO modules as well as platforms to develop cloud-based applications.

Engineering Technology as a Service

Fully-integrated engineering and application development experience enables you to take advantage of the benefits of Industry 4.0. Molex ensures a smooth design cycle for complex machines for any network platform. Additionally, Molex provides a bundle of applications and tools facilitating the design, integration, and certification of Molex IAS 4.0 based systems.

Molex IAS4.0 cloud-based Software Suite runs on any browser, mobile device or PC simplifying device access as part of IAS4.0 solutions mix. The IAS4.0 Software Suite is always up to date and facilitates every aspect of application developmentā€”from the functional safety and security lifecycle to system integration to certification following a SaaS model.

Seamless IT-OT integration

A seamless integration of IT and OT brings us the capability to address emerging requirements such as flexible manufacturing and software configurability through enterprise applications all the way toward digital twins to include business processes and facilitate profitable decision making.

Molex IAS4.0 provides an open integrated platform which enables users to utilize the latest industry-accepted information models for different devices from a sensor to a complex machine. IAS4.0 edge solutions provide the capability to use or implement cloud-based applications at the edge or implement complex edge applications. The protocol agnostic core of IAS4.0 enables IAS4.0 devices to communicate with all other devices as well as edge or cloud applications regardless of their background protocols in real-time.

Visualization and Device Management

Technology is changing how industrial plants and operations control machinery and collect business intelligence at the enterprise level. Traditional PLC-centric devices provide only limited remote access and network security for machine control, synchronization and safety. Molex distributed control strategies and solutions enables embedded safety and seamless, secure connectivity from anywhere in the plant, locally or remotely for device updates or replacement/maintenance.

Molex IAS4.0 aims for an open and flexible architecture that enables an open visualization of the production line system to facilitate process views, trends, alarms, events and historical data.

Libraries to Use and Re-use

Control engineers, IT specialists and complex machine builders developing next-generation of industrial equipment and control systems now can utilize Molex pre-certified libraries of executable objects. These libraries simplify implementation of complex applications and drastically shorten the time to market.

The Executable Objects Libraries are accessible for control system developers in the public and private IAS4.0 knowledge-sharing community. You can develop your own libraries and keep it private or share it with the community.

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