CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open source pioneer for the product engineering process and digital transformation. Our products help to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate with others around the world on the basis of virtual product models and their digital twins. Our open technology and our Elements platform are ideal for integrating additional IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes.
CONTACT Software and InfluxData
Intelligent business processes for industrial IoT
CONTACT Elements for IoT is a complete platform that provides edge connectivity to business applications for customers in the industrial sector. In other words, this IoT platform connects the OT (assets and machines) of a company, with its IT systems. To meet the requirements of those industrial use cases, it needs a robust time series database to build upon. InfluxDB is built for high-speed data ingestion and query of data combined with high availability. This makes InfluxDB a great complement for Elements for IoT, and therefore enables customers to build business critical applications on this infrastructure.
How to use Elements for IoT with InfluxDB
Elements for IoT comes with a native data source plugin for InfluxDB, which makes the connection process very easy. You can add the InfluxDB data source by following these simple steps:
- Open the setting menu of an asset in Elements for IoT
- Navigate into the "Time Series" section
- Right-Click to add a new time series
- Choose "InfluxDB Measurement"
Integrated digital twin solution
IoT technology enables machine manufacturers and machine operators to integrate physical assets into business processes, which are managed by and with IT systems. To do so, CONTACT Elements for IoT creates the digital twin for physical assets as a central object for value-added processes.
With CONTACT Elements for IoT, companies quickly provide solutions that intelligently evaluate the data of industrial assets and turn insights into automated business processes. At the core of this system, InfluxDB stores time series data and provides it to different applications.
With its low-code principle, Elements is ideal for creating agile solutions and robust business processes, while fulfilling comprehensive requirements for security, cloud and multi-tenancy operation.
Creating a digital twin with Elements for IoT and InfluxDB
The potential of the digital twin embraces improvements in products as well as production and maintenance processes in every respect: the analyses can initiate performance enhancements through functional changes or quality improvements through product design changes as well as extending machine downtimes, avoiding downtime or accelerating problem solving.