- In a Data Center there were about 4-5 VFDs (Variable Frequency Drive) and they needed to be controlled and monitored using MQTT protocol.
- VFDs were looped on RS485 Port and provided output in Modbus RTU (RS485) Protocol.
- The monitoring and control system that was cloud based only supported MQTT protocol
- Customer wanted to monitor and control VFDs data like Voltage, Current and Frequency from cloud.
- The VFDs work on Modbus RTU Protocol and Cloud API understands MQTT. Therefore, a direct exchange of data between them was not possible.
- ProtoConvert suggested a Gateway in which we can get the data from all the VFDs on RTU and post it on MQTT Broker.
Note: Client had purchased MQTT Broker Subscription
- The customer’s monitoring system subscribed Parameter tags on MQTT Broker.
- With the help of ProtoConvert Gateway, customer could monitor and control Data Center’s VFD data via MQTT Broker.
- The customer’s monitoring system could send back commands to update the Parameters on MQTT Broker.
- ProtoConvert Gateway had subscribed to these Parameter Values and on change relayed the commands on Modbus RTU enabled VFDs.