Quickly bringing industrial 4-20mA transmitters or PT100 temperature sensors into the cloud? Such as for data logging or real-time monitoring of a product under test?

Although our world is digital through and through, this often proves to be difficult:

  • No internet on site or hardware lacks connectivity
  • Before measurement data can be recorded, the hardware needs to be programmed
  • The hardware has a complex architecture.
  • No software, no cloud available.
  • Electronic engineering required

This is not plug and play. You spend a lot of time until you finally got the data in the cloud and have it ready for your smartphone app or long-term data logging.

This is how you solve it

Datacake D Zero
The Datacake D Zero

The Datacake D Zero was designed to solve exactly these problems. It offers a turnkey package for the digitization of industrial sensors and consists of:

  • Hardware for acquisition of 4-20mA, PT100 or digital inputs
  • Cellular network modem with embedded SIM card
  • Turnkey and ready-to-use cloud
  • Smartphone app
  • Many more
  • Lot's of cake

And here's how it works

The D Zero installed in an industrial machine
The D Zero installed in an industrial machine

Step 1: Connect sensors.

You can connect any sensors to the D Zero via the terminal connectors, including:

  • 6x 4-20mA analog inputs
  • 8x digital input with edge counter up to 2 kHz
  • 3x PT100 temperature sensors
  • 2x Solid State Digital Out
  • 1x RS485

Step 2: Set value range and query

On the web interface of the Datacake Cloud you can set the value range for the connected 4-20mA sensors. Look-up tables can be defined for digital inputs. Each field can perform further conversions.

Via the options of a query interval you can define how often the measured value is queried. Thanks to the definition of a hysteresis and a threshold value, the data volume can be used efficiently.

At the push of a button the information is transferred to D Zero and can be adjusted at any time.

Step 3: Create a Dashboard

Once the configuration is set, the D Zero starts to work and automatically transfers the measured values to the Datacake Cloud.

In order to be able to use this Data, the Datacake Cloud has an editor to create graphical dashboards via drag and drop. This is a bit like a visual Wordpress editor for web pages.

Step 4: Set alarms

Using the web interface, rules can be defined which monitor measured values and, under certain conditions, messages can be sent by SMS, e-mail or push message.

Here you can decide for yourself:

  • Which employee should be informed
  • Which information is displayed
  • Define own limit values for measured values

The rules can also be used to control devices. For example, you can create sequences or automations between devices.

Step 5: Evaluate data

All measured values end up in the database of the device. There is also a graphical viewer for the measured data in the platform. Simply select the desired sensors and choose the time range. The measured data is immediately shown.

As an option, you can export the data at any time via Excel, CSV or JSON.
An open REST-API and the MQTT integration allows direct exchange with other systems.

Step 6: Use Smartphone App

Last but not least: Install the free Datacake Smartphone App and bring your readings and sensors to your smartphone.

The bottom line

From sensor to cloud in just 30 minutes. No other system offers you a more complete and faster solution than the D Zero module for DIN rail including turnkey Datacake IoT platform.

Try it out for yourself now.