- Published: 06 June 2019 06 June 2019
Litmus Automation, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform provider, has announced a partnership with fos4X. fos4X will incorporate LoopEdge into their retroX platform to collect data from wind turbine rotor blades and apply analytical software either at the edge or in the cloud.
As part of their retroX platform, which includes sensors and the X4edge IIoT infrastructure, fos4X deploys sensors directly into the rotor blades of wind turbines. The collected data is locally processed in an edge computer running LoopEdge and various analytical applications. The resulting recommendations for improving efficiency and product lifetime are then sent to the Cloud and visualised. Various applications leveraging model-based analytics will run inside of LoopEdge, allowing wind farm operators to perform tasks such as minimising the effects of icing, improving maintenance, increasing energy output, and extending the lifetime of their turbines.