Josh Davids, President of Scytec noted, “DataXchange supports Ethernet based protocols greatly reducing or eliminating hardware at each piece of equipment. It also supports RS-232 serial devices such as CNC machines, CMM's, scanners and RFID hardware. Data collection from MTConnect or Fanuc Focas is great…yet many times there's a need to collect from manual equipment. Keying off of voltage, current, or presence sensors are all methods used as input into DataXchange to identify the state of the equipment.”
Real time configurable dashboard viewing of shop floor data with automatic updating is essential. DataXchange has a user configurable dashboard displaying a variety of information, all updating in real time. The views are configurable allowing the dashboard to be used for visual manufacturing on the shop floor, as well as a tool for management, maintenance, and quality departments.
Typical OEE (overall equipment effectiveness)
At Westec, on Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 - 2:00pm, Davids will discuss, “Cloud Based Machine Utilization, Downtime and OEE Collected & Displayed Real-Time.” This critical event will reveal how real time OEE information can now be collected with no database or reporting servers to install.
DataXchange is written from the ground up utilizing the latest technologies such as .NET, REST web services, and Windows Presentation Foundation; it is designed to evolve with the industry, integrate with other systems such as ERP solutions. There are no database or web servers to purchase or maintain because Scytec houses and maintains the servers in a secure data center, greatly reducing the implementation and maintenance costs. There will be one PC on site which will aggregate the data from the equipment and take care of ensuring the data is successfully and securely transferred to the server and available for immediate reporting.
DataXchange is designed for multiple facilities across time zones, supporting multiple languages based on the user login. There are no large upfront fees, one low setup fee and, low monthly payments based on the quantity of equipment utilizing the system. Scytec’s DataXchange will be the most important product announcement at Westec 2012.