Bosch and Harting, in collaboration, have pooled their expertise to produce the first “Plug & Play” IoT kit for industrial applications with IP54 protection, available on the market. The kit quickly and easily allows digital condition monitoring for any type of machinery. The MICA CISS Industrial IoT Kit is operational within a day and supplies initial data immediately. The IoT kit comprises a MICA Edge Computing System by Harting and the CISS (Connected Industrial Sensor Solution) multi-sensor unit by Bosch.
Only a few simple steps are necessary to start the application. The small CISS sensor unit can be attached to any surface (IP54) and detects up to 8 physical factors, including humidity, temperature, vibration, change of position, light, pressure, magnetic field and acoustics. The robust MICA mini-computer can also be installed alongside the machine (IP67) without the need for a control cabinet. MICA is connected to the local network and the sensor unit via industry standard connectors. Directly after startup, the sensor data is provided in MQTT format and displayed in the web browser, via the integrated Node-RED dashboard. Data can be analyzed and stored in any IT systems or IoT platforms and a connector for Microsoft Azure Cloud is already pre-installed. Local data storage is also possible as MICA can be supplemented with various database software to meet the specific requirements.