The online connector for machines makes process and machine data available automatedly and directly. Depending on the age of the plant, information is taken over either directly by the control system or by an additional, connected sensor so that a signal is received for every cycle or part to be produced.
Typically collected machine data are:
- Production quantities, reject amounts
- Capacity, availability and reliability
- Machine status (production, faults, tooling…)
- Machine and process parameters, energy consumption…
In comparison with manual note-taking and manual input, automated collection of machine data is more objective, faster and less prone to errors.
If Cosmino MachineConnectors are not required for all systems, the remaining equipment can be manually entered via input dialogs. In this way, seamless transition from manual to automated data recording is possible.