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NORVI as a Data Logger with Web-access

NORVI as a Data Logger with Web-access

Other than real-time acquisition and pushing to an IoT platform, Data loggers are one method of keeping track of values and analyzing.  There are several types of data loggers used in the industrial world.
They are

1)         USB loggers which are used for Short-term trend logging with manual offload, 
2)         Bluetooth (BLE) Loggers with Wireless data access via mobile devices,
3)         Web-based Systems with Long-range wireless internet access,
4)         Wireless Sensors with Short-range centralized data collection

With the ESP32 based NORVI IIOT, you can build any of those solutions, simply and reliability, keeping the costs lower compared to other data-loggers. NORVI IIOT ESP32 Data-logger with Web-access.
NORVI IIoT offers almost all the acquisition types you need to build the Real-time data logger with web access.
1) Digital Inputs – As counters or ON-OFF status detection
2) 0 – 10V Voltage Analog Inputs
3) 4 – 20 mA Current Analog Inputs
4) Temperature Inputs
5) Load cell Inputs
6) RS-485 communication interface
7) I2C communication interface

With the above input types supported by NORVI IIOT, you have access to the real-word parameters. Next part is storing them with time stamp.
Making NORVI IIOT AE04 range an ideal solution data-logger with Web access. It has DS3231 Real Time Clock (RTC) to keep track of time and micro-SD card support providing storage facility for the data.
You can store data in the microSD card in CSV format or in a database with SQLite .
ESP32 Arduino SQLite3 library https://github.com/siara-cc/esp32_arduino_sqlite3_lib

ESP32 based NORVI IIOT enables the ability to implement wireless access for the logged data and real-time data. Combining few libraries of ESP32 Arduino you can access or view the data over WiFi .
There are several examples for ESP32 to work as a datalogger and Web-interface for real-time data.

https://randomnerdtutorials.com/esp32-esp8266-plot-chart-web-server/

NORVI IIOT Product Details https://norvi.lk/industrial-esp32-norvi-iiot/

NORVI IIOT Product Datasheet https://norvi.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NORVI-IIOT-Datasheet-V5-CE-.pdf

 

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NORVI Controller as a Modbus I/O over RS-485

RS-485 signals are used in a wide range of computer and automation systems. RS-485 is used for low-speed data communications in commercial aircraft cabins’ vehicle bus. It requires minimal wiring, and can share the wiring among several seats, reducing weight.

These are used in programmable logic controllers and on factory floors. Utilizing a series of dedicated interface devices, it allows PCs and industrial controllers to communicate. Since it is differential, it resists electromagnetic interference from motors and welding equipment.

RS-485 is also used in building automation as the simple bus wiring and long cable length is ideal for joining remote devices.

Almost all the NORVI controller has RS-485 connectivity standard or as an option. There are several communication protocols which is supported by RS-485, Modbus RTU and Profibus are the widely used protocols among them.



This article is about compatibility Modbus RTU with RS-485 connection on NORVI Programs.

There are several libraries which we have tested to work with NORVI Controllers.

NORVI IIOT ESP32 / NORVI Agent 1 / NORVI Agent 2
Modbus RTU Master
Library: https://github.com/bertmelis/esp32ModbusRTU
This is the perfect library for MODBUS Master on ESP32 based NORVI IIOT. We can read registers of Modbus slave devices like Energy Meters, and sensors. And we can read values from Programmable Logic Controllers as well.

Modbus RTU Slave
Library: https://github.com/JhonControl/ESP8266-Modbus-RTU-Slave-Emoncms
If you want make NORVI device work as a Modbus slave letting a Modbus master read values from NORVI this library can help you do it.
You can create a Modbus Register in NORVI controller, with just a single line of code. This is useful to make NORVI work with HMI via RS-485.

Modbus TCP Master
Library: https://github.com/bertmelis/esp32ModbusTCP
Library for implementing Modbus TCP connection over WIFI.


NORVI Arita

https://github.com/smarmengol/Modbus-Master-Slave-for-Arduino

https://github.com/yaacov/ArduinoModbusSlave

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NORVI expands its Industrial IoT Device range

Industrial IoT Devices


NORVI expands its Industrial IoT Device range 

Out of hundreds of devices out there on the market we wish to serve a different aspect of Industrial IoT Devices , 
Flexibility in expansion, communication and reliability is our main focus. Making a reliable device, reliable on industrial environment is challenging while maintaining flexibility.
We were doing Research on introducing a series of expansion modules for our key IoT Hardware, NORVI IIOT and NORVI Arita.
Finally, we were able to release 7 expansion modules as,
1) NB-IOT with BC95-G
2) LoRa with Reyax
3) Analog (0-10V)
4) Analog (4-20mA)
5) Temperature (thermocouple)
6) Temperature (RTD)
7) Load cell



All the modules communicate with the controller via expansion port on the side of the controller. Expansion ports are facilitated with I2C and UART lines., There is no hassle in programming for the expansion modules, they connect with the host controller as usual modules. 
For more information on expansion modules
https://norvi.lk/norvi-expansion/

Additional to its expansion modules, we launched two new products for more simpler applications.
NORVI Agent 1 is a model with lesser input count than NORVI IIOT with options to choose the type of micro-controller depending on application. It is offered with either ESP32-WROVER32 or STM32L series ultra low power micro-controller. As communication options NB-IoT and LoRA comes built in. It has RGB led on the top of the controller and can be programmed as a status indicator.
If you with to go battery powered without WIFI connectivity STM32L series micro-controller can provide years of battery life. 
https://norvi.lk/industrial-iot-node/

Industrial IoT Node
Agent 1 IoT Device with pixel led


NORVI Agent 2 is designed for panel mount applications with ESP32-WROOM32. It has a 0.96 OLED Display for use with monitoring and diagnosing applications. As usual, it is USB programmable with 24V tolerant digital inputs.
https://norvi.lk/industrial-iot-node-2/

 


You can check the new product range at
https://norvi.lk/products/

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Industrial Arduino Norvi Getting started guide

Industrial Arduino NORVi

Getting started with Industrial Arduino

It really does not need to be documented on getting started with NORVI. Still we have made a guide to clear your doubts.
NORVI products represents a development board with industrial level protection
and attenuation enclosed in an industrial enclosure.
The device comes marked with all necessary information to start your projects.

Let’s start with
Power supply.

NORVI Industrial Arduino is rated: 24V DC 1A
24V DC 1A Power supply is recommended.
All the NORVI Industrial Arduino can be powered up with the USB Connection, It is required to use an external power supply to get the full functionality
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Programming the controller.

All the devices are standard with a USB Port for programming.
NORVI Models will be recognized as following within the IDE
Table1.0 

NORVI CEMA

Arduino
micro

NORVI IIOT

COM port

NORVI ARITA MEGA2560

ARDUINO
MEGA2560

NORVI ARITA STM32F103VCT6

ARDUINO Maple

 

 

 

 

Supported IDE

NORVI ARITA
NORVI CEMA

 

NORVI IIOT
   

Selecting the board
Select the appropriate Arduino board according to NORVI
model. Refer
Table1.0

Addressing Inputs & Outputs
It is done the same way you address, a development boards pin with your programming IDE.
Below are few examples for better understanding

NORVI IIOT : Relay ON/OFF

 



 

 



 

 

Let’s say we need to turn on R0 Relay.


Referring to Quick Start Guide or terminal marks
R0 is connected to IO 14 , Arduino code example is as
follows

 

void setup() {

// Declare IO14 as OUTPUT

pinMode(14, OUTPUT);

}

void loop() {

// put your main code here, to run
repeatedly:

digitalWrite(14, HIGH); // Turn ON 14(R0)

delay(1000);

digitalWrite(14, LOW); // Turn
OFF 14(R0)

delay(1000);

}

NORVI IIOT : Digital Input

 

Reading status of I0 and printing it on Serial.
Referring to Quick Start Guide or terminal marks
I0 is connected to IO 18, Arduino code example is as
follows

void setup() {

// Declare IO14 as OUTPUT

Serial.begin(9600);

pinMode(18, INPUT);

}

void loop() {

// put your main code here, to run
repeatedly:

Serial.println(digitalRead(18));

delay(1000);

}

You can download quick start
guides and reference manuals via following link
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
https://norvi.lk/products/

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Norvi: Changing IOT One Device At A Time

Product video
https://youtu.be/NVzUWdYsrF4

Reference Manuals & Quick Start guides
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
https://norvi.lk/products/

Industrial Arduino ESP32

The tech world is sometimes filled with a multitude of difficulties that only seem to increase in complexity with every wave of innovation. It wasn’t too long ago that transfers of data were measured in kilobytes instead of the many gigabytes we download and upload on a daily basis.

Recognizing the changing demands of the IT industry, we, at NORVI, have strived to create products that add value to the way you manage IOT applications. We have achieved this with a range of controllers, each designed with a specific client in mind and a move towards achieving efficiency of management.

Norvi Cema

For those seeking an economy of size, we have developed the
Norvi Cema. Its compact design boasts extreme performance within tight spaces,
whilst still having 8 outputs and inputs.

Moreover, this pocket dynamite comes standard with 8Mhz of
processing speed as well as a 32-kilobyte flash. Combined with a user-friendly
design that includes integrated OLED and LED indicators, the Norvi Cema is
primed as the best performing device in its class.

Norvi IIOT

When it comes to IOT management, we realized that
connectivity matters. Thus, to provide a value-adding device for a growing
market, we designed the IIOT to lead the way in all matters regarding
connectivity.

The IIOT offers a Dual Core 32-bit CPU that achieves a total
of 160 MHZ. Moreover, it combines with a 520-kilobyte SRAM and a 4MB Flash.
Using this powerful processor, the IIOT also conforms to industrial standards,
a nod to the integrity of the Norvi brand and our value of our clients.

Norvi Arita

Sometimes our clients look to us for high levels of
processing power and performance. To solve this growing need in the market, we
have carefully crafted the Arita – a device that comes with the choice of two
processors. It conforms to industry standards and boasts compatibility with
every type of input and output.

Again, connectivity is a highly-necessary aspect of
micro-controllers, a value we have instilled into all of our devices. The Arita
is no different, as we have strived to create a powerful IOT device that adds
value in both processing speed and reliability.

As for processors, our customers have the choice between a
72-MHZ CPU with a 72-kilobyte flash and a 8-MHZ CPU with a 72-kilobyte flash.
The choice largely depends on the individual needs of your tasks and we would
be happy to assist you in deciphering which one suits you best.

At Norvi, we introduce a merger of effective technology with
innovations that make a difference to your commercial ventures. When you turn to
a supplier of IIOT solution, you need a reliable connection that is consistent,
a suitable processor that meets your computing needs and a device that is
engineered to fit into your system with ease. We have considered every detail
of industrial computing; thus, our Norvi range is ready to add value by
providing you with a controller base that stands out from the market.

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Industrial IOT Hardware with ESP32

Industrial IOT Hardware

Product video
https://youtu.be/NVzUWdYsrF4

Reference Manuals & Quick Start guides
https://norvi.lk/support/

Order Online
https://norvi.lk/products/

ESP32 is a SoC where you can start your first IOT prototype with. There are many development boards available on the market. Its connectivity and speed make it possibly suitable for any IIOT application. In terms of programming, there are few IDEs and Languages you can use with ESP32.
Simply you can go with Arduino or ESP-IDF. I mostly use platform IO for programming ESP devices. Most of the arduino board compatible hardware is made compatible with ESP32 devices, and there are libraries to quickly get into the programming.
One of the hassles with ESP devices, is the boot pin. Once you have good hardware, the latest drivers and latest ESP-IDF version, putting it into boot mode automatically will not be a problem. When you are done testing your ideas, You need to implement it.
Then the problems with making ESP32 ready for Industrial Environments blocks you. You need proper enclosing, mounting and then good power supply, IO isolations, EMI Safety and reliable industrial grade electronics.
NORVI IIOT Industrial ESP32 is the most suited product on the market for any industrial IOT implementations. It has a combination of flexibility of ESP32 and Reliability of a PLC. It has featured your most familiar hardware, a 0.96 SSD1306 OLED Display and three buttons on top of the controller for any external commands.
That is what you need, a display to see what’s going on, and buttons to command that makes your troubleshooting quicker.
We know you are going to code the ESP32, so we focused our product on easy diagnosis and troubleshooting. We have been where you are, all the difficulties in making a custom board or using a development board in industrial application are solved in NORVI IIOT.
NORVI IIOT Industrial ESP32 is a direct competitor for most PLCs out-there.
All the Inputs and Relays in the NORVI IIOT is accessible with the same GPIO numbers as you program your development board. It doesn’t need any additional drivers or libraries. It has a built in USB port for programming.