Advanced Monitoring and data feedback as part of our Industry 4.0 story
To maximize production quality, Hammer-IMS supports: 1. Remote connectivity; 2. Real-time feedback to the process; 3. Closed-loop production adjustment; 4. Data logging and analytics.
Any Marveloc-CURTAIN or Marveloc-CHARIOT measuring solution is controlled through Hammer-IMS's Connectivity 3.0 software. It is easy to use, contains various industry-specific visualizations, and is available pre-installed on a rugged industrial PC or a desktop PC (for lab applications) offering a widescreen experience. The software offers various time-stamped and position-based visualizations, which enable operators and managers to monitor production quality and take corrective actions when necessary. Furthermore it enables the following four Industry-4.0-features:
- Remote connectvity
- Real-time feedback to the process
- Closed-loop production adjustment
- Data logging and analytics
Our Connectivity 3.0 software can be connected to the internet, or to a customer network by means of TeamViewer or a VNC-VPN-combination, allowing engineers from Hammer-IMS to guarantee quick service response times. Furthermore, remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance and firmware upgrades minimize machine downtime and service costs for you. Alternatively, the customer may want to use the VNC-VPN-feature, in specific, acting as a remote visual on the computer system's screen.
Real-time feedback to the process
Our Data Connection extension module allows for interconnecting our scanner products to third-party PLC systems through the following industry-standard bus protocols:
- Modbus TCP/IP,
- OPC UA,
Closed-loop production adjustment
As an option, we feed measurement data directly to automatic process controllers, or provide you with our industry-specific controller. Think about controlling the die in a plastic sheet extrusion line or controlling the calender or a coating knife for coated textiles. Such closed-loop feedback solutions respond quickly and operate automatically to systematically keep your production within specifications.
Data logging and analytics
Data monitoring and analysis on plant level allows product quality to be safeguarded more effectively and efficiently. To support automatic measurement data logging and analytics, we offer integrations with commercial database systems such as Microsoft SQL Server or data transfer over FTP or SFTP. This is practical for quality engineers to analyze measurement data in Microsoft Excel and draw conclusions on product trends or production line trends. If the customer does not have any SQL server of (S)FTP server at its disposal, it can transfer data files manually as well. For that, there is also a front USB socket on our rugged industrial computer platform, which can be configured to support a wide range of USB-sticks.