A powerful software for machine data acquisition forms the basis for modern and data-supported manufacturing management. The GFOS.Smart Manufacturing | Machine Data Acquisition module provides you with the relevant realtime information about all machine statuses, quantities and other process data. All this information can be automatically monitored and recorded online as and when required. Our machine data acquisition software allows a fine analysis of all machine data. The data transfer to the system as well as the data migration are completely automated. This serves in increasing efficiency as well as in identifying any potential problems in the process at an early stage.
Your manufacturing will now be intelligent: our machine data acquisition software enables complete networking of the entire manufacturing process. With well over 150 different device drivers, the module is designed for maximum device connectivity and can be used in connection with almost all manufacturing machines and systems, including in heterogeneous machinery and equipment. This is achieved by using platform and manufacturer-independent standards (OPC-UA / MQTT), but also by supporting industry-specific standards such as Euromap 63. In this manner, different signals are translated into a uniform, universal language, collected and then processed. It does not matter whether or not these machines are intended for network operation. Our data management system enables companies to exploit the digitalization potential of machines from a wide range of manufacturers and manufactured in various years to the absolute fullest. With an easy-to-create configuration that generates status events from binary signal combinations, useful information can also be easily obtained from older machines.
Individual data silos can thus be broken up in a targeted manner - the open system architecture means that this data is available for retrieval by higher-level and secondary systems. MES becomes the central data hub of your Smart Factory. As an IIOT gateway, MES opens up application possibilities ranging from professional BI analyses to artificial intelligence. The machine data acquisition software developed by us - in conjunction with GFOS.Smart Manufacturing - supports you in setting up the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), thus enabling a future-oriented Industry 4.0 communication in your company.
Standardized machine connection
Support for independent communication standards (OPC-UA / MQTT) as well as industry-specific standards (e.g. Euromap 63 / Arcnet) and separate solutions (MDL Box)
Automatic status recognition
Realtime information on machine statuses and automatic identification of reasons for malfunctions
Transparency in production
Significantly increased transparency in production - for manufacturing as well as maintenance
Increase in data quality
Automated provision and visualization of more reliable actual data to enable data-based decision-making
Reduction in the data collection effort
Automatic data transfer and data migration without manual reporting
Data is transferred via the manufacturer-independent connection of the PLC using global communication standards such as OPC-UA or MQTT. Our machine data acquisition software also supports industry-specific standards such as Euromap 63. More than 150 different device drivers ensure maximum integration of the system technology. Alternatively, online signals can also be tapped via the GFOS.Smart Manufacturing | MDL BOX.
The OPC interface is the international standard interface in automation technology. The control system provides the data via the OPC server. The connection and maintenance efforts are considerably reduced using the OPC standard, thus eliminating the need to define elaborate interfaces for the setup of the data management system. At the same time, security and reliability of the communication lines are guaranteed.
The GFOS.Smart Manufacturing MDL connectors communicate via the network as clients with the OPC servers.
The machine data acquisition software from GFOS.Smart Manufacturing derives logical machine statuses. All statuses and changes are automatically recorded and prepared for further processing. The use of online production monitoring in combination with the data management system makes it possible for the realtime status of the individual workstations and machines to be graphically displayed.
Bidirectional data exchange
Central data hub based on communication standards (OPC-UA/MQTT/etc.) for bidirectional data exchange with the machinery and equipment - data is written as well as read
MDL box for connection
Integration of systems without a controller or their own digitization-compatible interface
Modular design and scalable expansion options; test pilots are not an issue
Automated status determination and active notifications in the event of machine and cycle time faults
Online Production Monitoring
Graphical representation of the realtime status of workstations and machines
Configurable evaluation system and dashboard
Detailed evaluations in accordance with VDMA 66412 available in the machine data acquisition software at just a touch of a button
Systems without a controller or network-capable interface can be connected via the GFOS.Smart Manufacturing | MDL BOX. The MDL BOX is a universal, small communication adapter that can be easily connected to the system by your electrician. Digital system and sensor signals such as cycles, counters or faults can thus be received and converted into transmittable MDL data. The box is connected to the GFOS.Smart Manufacturing MDL Connector via the network so that the data reaches exactly where it is required via standardized OPC communication. Smart Retrofitting made easy!
The machine data acquisition software can then be used to derive machine statuses from signal combinations, runtime faults from the cycle signal and the produced quantity from the counters. Up to twelve systems can be connected per box, and any number of boxes can be simultaneously combined.
The wide range of evaluation options within the MDL provide support to the controlling, maintenance and production control divisions in their tasks. In addition, downtimes and reasons for faults can be analyzed on the basis of the MDL data. This data forms the basis for important KPIs, such as the OEE calculation.
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