In Industry 4.0, different types of isolated and optimized sensors, machines, and instruments of varying vintage will emerge as a fully integrated, automated, and optimized production flow, leading to greater efficiencies and changing traditional production relationships among suppliers, producers, and customers. In the IoT context, Eclipse Kura is a Java/OSGi application container framework that enables remote management of IoT service gateways and provides a wide range of APIs that simplify the development of IoT applications.
This talk introduces Kura Wires, a new feature offering a Dataflow Programming Model suitable for Industry 4.0 solutions. Kura Wires models the field objects connected to an IoT service gateway, referred to as Assets, and common computational blocks for machine interfacing use cases. A developer will utilize Kura Wires to visually or programmatically connect blocks instances together, in order to define a dataflow that will get data, process it and, eventually, push it to the cloud.
The talk on Kura Wires will contain a session with a presentation of real Industry 4.0 use cases that will take advantage of sensors connected via Modbus and OPC-UA and mapped in Kura Wires with corresponding Assets. A complete dataflow model will be also presented.