ABOUT VISION GREEN SOLUTIONS
Vision Green Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, are a pioneer of innovative and environmentally friendly solutions in water treatment and services. They offer sustainable hygiene and disinfectant solutions for process and drinking water, water management and industrial water treatment systems as well as disinfection of surfaces and air.
In order to provide the highest levels of data security for the sensitive function of water treatment, Ardexa was chosen as a partner for their deep capabilities in cybersecurity and data collection.
The solution uses a compact industrial computer (Ardexa device) installed on the proton-IQ ® SECURO diaphragm electrolysis system to collect critical performance data and securely transfer this data in real-time to the cloud.
Software on the Ardexa device collects data from the workflow via modbus protocol and is equipped with advanced features, including asynchronous caching, strong cybersecurity tools and secure remote access functionality.
Workflow OT data is presented in customizable dashboards where multiple performance indicators can be monitored, alert levels set, and remote maintenance facilitated. Data can be shared seamlessly with customers and authorised third party partners.
Vision Green Solutions will equip the proton-IQ ® SECURO diaphragm electrolysis system with Ardexa IoT interfaces for direct connection upon request. Based on this solution, new digital services and business models are being developed to make operation and application even easier for customers.
OPERATIONAL DATA SECURITY
Ardexa technology prevents direct access from the Internet to machine or plant networks with digital certificates to authenticate machine connections. The comprehensive cybersecurity architecture and configurable authentication system ensures that both Vision Green Solutions and its customers data are highly protected.
DATA QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY
All workflow status information and performance data can be accessed remotely whether from the office, home or mobile. No manual reading of measurement data via USB drives or SD cards is required. Data is now available in real-time and error free. Automated report generation and distribution is enabled.
The solution only requires a small industrial computer, which can be installed in minutes. The device is connected to the customers local network or via modem to establish cloud communications. Pre-configured downloadable machine plug-ins make connecting new equipment a simple, self-managed task.
UPTIME AND SERVICING OPTIMISATION
Secure remote access tools enable service teams to complete error diagnostics, software updates on installed equipment without leaving the office. This improves system uptime for customers and reduces maintenance costs.
VISION GREEN SOLUTIONS GOES DIGITAL
‘The partnership with Ardexa is the cornerstone of our digitization strategy. It allows us to accurately measure real-time the technical performance of our workflows, analyze the data in a secure framework and offer added value to our customers.’
Dr. Matthias Albert, Managing Director
This sets the foundation for implementation of IoT interfaces on new systems for advanced intelligent data services, predictive and AI enabled programs.