An overview of UMH’s Data Infrastructure, integrating and managing diverse data sources.
The United Manufacturing Hub is a comprehensive Helm Chart for Kubernetes, integrating a variety of open source software, including notable third-party applications such as Node-RED and Grafana. Designed for versatility, UMH is deployable across a wide spectrum of environments, from edge devices to virtual machines, and even managed Kubernetes services, catering to diverse industrial needs.
The following diagram depicts the interaction dynamics between UMH’s components and user types, offering a visual guide to its architecture and operational mechanisms.
The Management Console of the United Manufacturing Hub is a robust web application designed to configure, manage, and monitor the various aspects of Data and Device & Container Infrastructures within UMH. Acting as the central command center, it provides a comprehensive overview and control over the system’s functionalities, ensuring efficient operation and maintenance. The console simplifies complex processes, making it accessible for users to oversee the vast array of services and operations integral to UMH.
Device & Container Infrastructure
The Device & Container Infrastructure lays the foundation of the United Manufacturing Hub’s architecture, streamlining the deployment and setup of essential software and operating systems across devices. This infrastructure is pivotal in automating the installation process, ensuring that the essential software components and operating systems are efficiently and reliably established. It provides the groundwork upon which the Data Infrastructure is built, embodying a robust and scalable base for the entire architecture.
The Data Infrastructure is the heart of the United Manufacturing Hub, orchestrating the interconnection of data sources, storage, monitoring, and analysis solutions. It comprises three key components:
- Data Connectivity: Facilitates the integration of diverse data sources into UMH, enabling uninterrupted data exchange.
- Unified Namespace (UNS): Centralizes and standardizes data within UMH into a cohesive model, by linking each layer of the ISA-95 automation pyramid to the UNS and assimilating non-traditional data sources.
- Historian: Stores data in TimescaleDB, a PostgreSQL-based time-series database, allowing real-time and historical data analysis through Grafana or other tools.
The UMH Data Infrastructure leverages Industrial IoT to expand the ISA95 Automation Pyramid, enabling high-speed data processing using systems like Kafka. It enhances system availability through Kubernetes and simplifies maintenance with Docker and Prometheus. Additionally, it facilitates the use of AI, predictive maintenance, and digital twin technologies
The United Manufacturing Hub is architecturally designed for high expandability, enabling integration of custom microservices or Docker containers. This adaptability allows for users to establish connections with third-party systems or to implement specialized data analysis tools. The platform also accommodates any third-party application available as a Helm Chart, Kubernetes resource, or Docker Compose, offering vast potential for customization to suit evolving industrial demands.
Understand the automated deployment and setup process in UMH’s Device & Container Infrastructure.
Delve into the functionalities and components of the UMH’s Management Console, ensuring efficient system management.
This section gives an overview of the legacy microservices that can be found in older versions of the United Manufacturing Hub.