Technology

"Everything should be made as simple as possible. But not simpler."

- Albert Einstein -

The idea.

The first encounter in 2009 with an iPhone-controlled quadrocopter was like an aha-experience - intuitive, direct operation of a device using only a smartphone. What works with helicopters, must also work with controllers.

Thrilled and inspired by this technology/idea came naturally the desire to make simple diagnosis and control of PLC's. The idea flowtrol was born.

The Philosophy.

The Motto "keep simple" is behind every flowtrol solution , to avoid unnecessary intermediate layers, server / client and compiler solutions. The device's default is therefore clear:
A PLC + a mobile device - and the essential, necessary vehicle - the wireless router.

The flowtrol-engine.

The flowtrol-engine provides the heart for each flowtrol App. A piece of software that act as a driver for faster and more efficient communication between a mobile device and PLC.
By 100% in-house development we have all in our own hands - this is unique!

Setup

What is required for flowtrol?

Basically it is required for the use of flowtrol the following three steps:

  1. Download the app from the App Store

  2. Connect the PLC control system with a wireless access point of your choice.

  3. Connect the mobile device to the WLAN Access point, open the flowtrol app and start communicating with your PLC.

The environment.

Technological conditions are currently through the use of Apple iOS devices (iOS7 necessary) such as iPad, iPhone and iPod, as well as Siemens industrial control systems (PLC / PLC as S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 and S7-1500).

The choice of components is not based on a random selection ; so both manufacturers are yet to technological progress and a high standard of quality. In particular, on the part of mobile devices, the diversity is much lower than competing systems - this allows for a very lean and efficient programming and efficient use of resources

If you are enthusiastic about our ideas and applications, but is outside" from our current “environment" - please contact us - we are happy to work on individual solutions for you.