INSYS

Overview

All INSYS icom industrial routers and condition monitors support the automatic data transmission from monitored PLC or other devices to the Cumulocity Cloud. This is realized by the Monitoring App, an addition to the standard INSYS OS firmware. The app allows an easy and efficient monitoring of Siemens LOGO!™ and S7 controls as well as Modbus TCP/RTU devices or the I/Os of an INSYS IMON fault monitor. Measurement values, conditions, events and alarms can be transmitted to the Cumulocity Cloud. All available data can be setup directly in the Monitoring App and are automatically provided to the cloud account for (automatically self-scaling) charts and lists. Several PLCs can be monitored in parallel with one INSYS Smart Device. The transmission of data to several cloud accounts is also possible. If Cumulocity is not available, data can be processed or stored on the INSYS Smart Device in the meantime.

The following devices support Cumulocity (Monitoring App 2.5.2 or higher must be installed)::

INSYS IMON INSYS EBW INSYS MoReS

How to Setup Cumulocity Cloud

Prerequisites

  • You have a functional monitoring application with one of the above INSYS Smart Devices.
  • The Monitoring App is installed on the INSYS Smart Device and the required monitoring package is available and licensed.
  • The INSYS Smart Device has Internet connection.

Device Registration in Cumulocity

You need to register the INSYS Smart Device in your Cumulocity Cloud account first. The self-registration functionality of Cumulocity uses the serial number of the INSYS Smart Device as unique identifier. The serial number is indicated on the device label and can also be displayed in the System menu on the System data page of the INSYS Smart Device.

Serial Number System Data

Enter the serial number of the INSYS Smart Device in the Device Management menu on the Registration page of Cumulocity and click on Register Device.

Device Registration

The device is registered in Cumulocity with this. Cumulocity is waiting for the first connection of this device.

Device Registration: Waiting for Connection

Upon this connection you’ll need to accept the registration (refer to Final Steps at the end of this page).

Monitoring App Configuration

The following simple exemplary application monitors input 1 of an INSYS IMON fault monitor and transmits the condition of input 1 to Cumulocity every time it changes. The following Monitoring App configuration steps are necessary for this:

  • Adding Cumulocity as recipient
  • Adding the IMON as device
  • Adding input 1 as element
  • Adding monitoring of input 1
  • Adding the server feed action
  • Adding the assignment of monitoring and action

Adding Cumulocity as recipient

It is necessary to add the Cumulocity Cloud as a recipient in the Monitoring App. To do so, proceed as follows:

  1. In the Setup application menu, open the Recipients page and click on Add recipient
  2. Enter a descriptive Name for the recipient and select the Type Cumulocity-Cloud
  3. Choose the Protocol https
  4. Enter the Server-URL of your Cumulocity account
  5. Enter a descriptive Device name for the monitored device
  6. Check the checkbox Self-registration
  7. Click on OK

Add Recipient

The INSYS Smart Device will now establish the connection to Cumulocity. You’ll then need to accept the registration in the Device Management menu on the Registration page of Cumulocity (refer to Final Steps at the end of this page).

Adding the IMON as device

It is necessary to add the IMON as a device in the Monitoring App. To do so, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on ? (Display help text) to aid setup with inline help text
  2. In the Setup application menu, open the Devices page and click on Add device
  3. Enter a descriptive Name for the device and select the Type I/O
  4. Click on OK

Add Device

Adding input 1 as element

It is necessary to add input 1 as an element in the Monitoring App. To do so, proceed as follows:

  1. In the Setup application menu, open the Elements page and click on Add element
  2. Enter a descriptive Name for the element and select the Device IO, IMON and Input Number 1
  3. Click on OK

Add Element

Adding monitoring of input 1

It is necessary to add a monitoring. In this example, we’ll monitor the IMON for a change of input 1.

  1. In the Monitoring menu, click on Add monitoring
  2. Enter a descriptive Name for the monitoring and select the Source Element, IN1 and toggles
  3. Choose the Protocol https
  4. Click on OK

Add Monitoring

Adding the server feed action

It is necessary to add an action that imitates a server feed to Cumulocity when triggered.

  1. In the Actions menu on the Definitions page, click on Add action
  2. Enter a descriptive Name for the action and select the Target Server feed
  3. Select the previously added Recipient
  4. Select the Message type Measurements
  5. Enter a descriptive Chart name
  6. Enter a Type that can be used by downstream applications
  7. Enter a Unit for the value
  8. Select the element to be transmitted using the button >>
  9. Click on OK

Add Action

Adding the assignment of monitoring and action

It is necessary to assign the monitoring to the action that is to be triggered when the monitored condition is detected.

  1. In the Actions menu on the Assignments page, click on Add assignment
  2. Assign the previously added Monitoring to the respective Action
  3. Click on OK

Add Assignment

Final Steps

The Monitoring App is now configured and the INSYS Smart Device will connect to Cumulocity. You only need to accept the registration in the Device Management menu on the Registration page of Cumulocity now and the device is available in Cumulocity.

Device Registration: Pending Acceptance

Refer to the INSYS website for further information.