Standardized data communications with all types of machines
This is possible through standardized interfaces that can be used by several systems and machines. These standards include OPC, OPC UA, MQTT and REST, such as they are frequently used, above all else, in communications with machines. Since many machines and devices are prepared for communication with OPC or OPC UA, this method saves both time and money. A standardized data import by the Cosmino Machine Connector takes place regardless of the type of machine controller (PLC).
If it isn’t possible to access data directly from the PLC due to a lack of PLC interfaces, which is particularly the case for older machines, control-independent sensor systems are used. This communication with Cosmino can take place on a native basis (signal interpretation) or use OPC/OPC UA structures.
We also support CANBUS, analog TCP/IP converters (such as RS232-TCP/IP) and additional protocols to transfer interfaces data to Cosmino MES.
Standard data formats are available for all the above-mentioned interfaces, such as XML, JSON, XLS, CSV, ASCII and https (Webservice). The specific communication via IDocs is also supported for the ERP system SAP. If necessary, the data import can be adapted to other, customer-specific formats.