Ignition EDGE and Industrial-grade Raspberry

Ignition EDGE + Raspbian + Industrial-grade Raspberry (compute module 3).
It seem to be possible ! I wrote a quick article for it on my blog :

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Another link for an industrial-grade raspberry pi :

https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/blog/2017/03/28/a-new-ruggedized-raspberry-pi-3-netpi

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Yet Another industrial-grade raspberry pi based on compute module :clap::clap::clap:

https://revolution.kunbus.com/revpi-core/

Sure Ignition Edge could be added inside !

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Raspberry pi 3 with IO :

https://www.unipi.technology

https://www.unipi.technology/unipi-neuron-s103-p93

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Raspberry Pi board specifically designed for the industrial market :

http://www.embeddedpi.com

Last but not least…

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Hi Mazeyrat, thanks for posting all of these great industrialized Raspberry Pi solutions. I’m in the process of designing an IIoT solution for a remote fuel tank monitoring system, and some of these units will be a perfect fit.

We have 13 remote sites across the Pacific Islands and need to bring analog level transmitter signals (4…20ma) back to a central Ignition SCADA.

I’m hoping that the budget would allow for Ignition Edge on each of the remote nodes, but if not, we can still send the level data via MQTT / Node-RED.

I particularly like the RevPi Connect IIoT Gateways: https://revolution.kunbus.com/revpi-connect/

I was wondering whether you’ve actually had a play with any of the IIoT gateways you posted and what your experiences were?

Unfortunatley I don’t have an oppotunity to play with RevPi, :sob:

Is there a reason why the standard pi can’t be used ?

I have 30 plus machines sending data back via MQTT to ignition server. Granted they are mounted in a control panel. Some are connected to the plc via Ethernet and some via the pi GPIO Pins all using node red and connected to the internet his a hotspot router.

Maybe yours are exposed to elements but there is a vast amount of cases on the market. I’ve seen “industrial pi’s” at 200$ plus dollars compared to the 40$ standard pi and a 10$ case.

Install hamachi also and you will have remote access to them all the pi’s wether directly into node red, vnc or putty.

Standard probably would work fine in many cases, but certain industries have requirements where they need to be formally rated to certain levels in order to be used. In those cases the average $10 case probably won’t cut it.

It also looks like some of the industrial Pi’s are adding in additional features like extra Ethernet ports, cell modems and such to allow for extra functions.

Good point, I was thinking more functionality rather then the industry class ratings.

If the standard PI is an option, the stuff you mention about extra Ethernet ports and cell models etc are all available for the PI. I have temp and humidity sensors on mine monitoring control panel conditions, I have GPS modules tracking locations. USB hotspot dongles for internet access but there is a plug in module available for the cell modem functionality. I always disable the onboard wifi and use an USB wifi dongle and mount the antenna on the outside of the control panel. There is also din rail mount brackets available for the standard pi and 24v to 5v usb power supplies.

Not sure if it makes a difference in choosing the industrial version over normal but my pi’s are for monitoring purposes only. They do nothing else but watch and listen and report back via MQTT. Does a industrial version give you more reliability if you are to use the outputs to switch things or perform tasks?

They also integrate nicely with the Siemens PLC using node red very easily.