Whitepaper: Edge computing for the food processing industry

Benefits of edge computing platforms for food processing equipment manufacturers

The modern food processing industry is under pressure to digitize its production. This whitepaper shows how a company in this industry is dealing with the challenge.

Food processing machines often include multiple industrial PCs that run business-relevant functions, e.g. for production monitoring. However, the manufacturer’s end customers may have different requirements in terms of functions and/or use different operating systems. Machine manufacturers need to accommodate their customers’ needs and ensure reliable access for their own service personnel by creating a flexible and efficient IT infrastructure environment.

In the state-of-the-art “Infrastructure as Code (IaC)” approach, infrastructure is built and managed as software using a combination of cloud and edge technologies. This enables multiple applications (virtualized hardware and software) to be run side-by-side on one hardware (e.g. an industrial PC). Nerve can be used to migrate several industrial PCs with different functions and/or operating systems as well as legacy software onto a new hardware as virtual machines and Docker containers and manage them remotely from the cloud.

Download our technical whitepaper to find out how our edge computing platform Nerve can help your company bridge the gap between OT and IT. Our use case also shows the potential cost savings that can be achieved by hardware virtualization – both immediately and in the medium term.

Download the whitepaper

To get access to the document please fill in the following form by providing your personal data.


 

To get access to the document please fill in the following form by providing your personal data. We – TTTech Industrial Automation AG – process the data you provide for the purposes of analyzing which companies and individuals are interested in our products. Our legitimate interest is to get an overview of who is interested in our products and services, so that we are able to implement targeted and tailor-made marketing measures. The legal basis for this processing is “legitimate interest” in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. According to Article 21 GDPR you have the right to object.

Furthermore, we process the data you provide for the purposes of direct marketing. By clicking the check box, you give consent that we are allowed to contact you via e-mail and inform you about our products and services. We have established a double opt-in system. After providing the data and sending the data to us, you will receive an e-mail. This e-mail will contain a link to the white paper you requested. By clicking on the link, you confirm that you have given consent as stated above. The legal basis for this processing is “consent” in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. According to Article 7 (3) GDPR you have the right to withdraw your consent by sending an e-mail to mailto:addressdb@tttech.com. For further information, particularly your rights under the GDPR, please consult our Privacy Policy.

Finally, you agree to use the content of the white paper (document) you requested solely under the following conditions: The document is proprietary to TTTech Industrial Automation AG, and no ownership rights are hereby transferred. No part of this document shall be used, reproduced, translated, converted, adapted, stored in an information storage or a retrieval system, communicated or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording), for any commercial purpose, including without limitation, sale, resale, license, rental or lease, without the prior express written consent of TTTech Industrial Automation AG. You shall not use the content of the white paper or parts of the content for your own marketing purposes or for marketing purposes for third parties, including but not limited to the organisation you work for. TTTech Industrial Automation AG does not make any representations, warranties or guarantees, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the document. The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of TTTech Industrial Automation AG. You must be aware that updates and amendments will be made from time to time to the document. It is your responsibility to determine whether there have been any such updates or amendments. Neither TTTech Industrial Automation AG nor any of its directors, officers, employees or agents shall be liable in contract, tort or in any other manner whatsoever to any person for any loss, damage, injury, liability, cost or expense of any nature, including without limitation incidental, special, direct or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of this document. All trademarks mentioned in this document belong to their respective owners.