Connected Manufacture Equipment

One of the pain points of implementing automation is having the legacy equipment to be connected. Only when the pieces of equipment are connected, data can be collected and equipment may be control from remote sites.  

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There are numbers of a method to upgrade the legacy equipment. The factory usually connects an embedded box or a panel computer to the legacy equipment to interpret the data output from equipment and send to either SCADA or MES for management purpose.

Connected equipment is to collect manufacture and equipment data for analysis in order to achieve equipment maintenance prediction and machine collaboration. Big Data is the core of a smart factory and collecting data in real time is the first step.

Entering a New Era of Smart Manufacturing

This solution ready platform allows users to easily acquire 100% of equipment data through 450 PLC drivers, self-defined communication protocols and a distributed digital I/O module. Equipment data is available for OT/IT system integration via Modbus/ OPC UA/ MQTT with visible production information, optimized production profiles and more.

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Key Features
100% Data Acquisition Supports 450 PLC communication drivers and self-defined protocol to completely acquire controller status, temperature, humidity and other sensor data.
Flexible Protocols Conversion Greatly shortens engineering time through intuitive UI setting to rapidly covert protocols for a max. of 15 different branded PLCs simultaneously.
Easily Connect OT and IT Supports Modbus / OPC UA/ MQTT connection to SCADA/ MES system to optimize production efficiency.

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Software Architecture and Key Design Features 

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How the Equipment Connectivity Works in Facotry

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Data in Black Box To optimize equipment performance and reliability, engineering teams always make improvements through machine operation data analysis, temperature monitoring, or power consumption. However, data is sometimes contradictory due to the sensors, meters, or PLC controllers being limited in connectivity and different devices from different vendors each having their own proprietary protocols.
High Wall of Communication Proprietary communications obstructing machinery data integration usually require knowledge of driver development and comprehensive coding effort to complete protocol transfer.
Infeasible for Analysis Advanced data analysis is always done by IT systems with powerful computational capabilities. Nevertheless, open communications such as Modbus/ MQTT/ OPC are required for bridging devices at the OT level and system analysis at the IT level.

See What Will Happen…
Anewtech-wise-paas-webaccess-hmi Extend Equipment Lifespan:

Increase the value of legacy equipment with multiple protocols conversion.

Anewtech-wise-paas-webaccess-hmi Digitize Manufacturing Information:

Improve manufacturing efficiency by real-time production monitoring, machine status diagnosis.


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