We have a PLC currently sending data to a IoT cloud system (Siemens Mindsphere).
We wish to install several sensors in our office to demonstrate linking sensor data to the cloud through the PLC:
PR52-3D or PR52-18_DI
This is as a sales demo system, and I think it will generate a lot of interest.
As the PLC supports TCP socket services, we were thinking of using the Enterprise wireless sensors + PR55-17B.
In the future, we also wish to also demonstrate linking to Mindsphere via Node Red (a Mindsphere connector for NR exists).
-for automotive applications (warehouse forklift), can we connect sensors directly to the 12VDC bus? If yes, should we connect to the always-on side to avoid powering the device on and off frequently?
-is it possible to connect the PR55-17B to Node Red without requiring coding / node development?