process data saved with reference to their order
Best Practice Process data collection with order reference
Ensure traceability via simple machine connection
Process data are generally collected with a view to quality assurance or documentation obligations. These are often sensor data such as pressure, temperature, moisture and energy consumption, and these are collected more often than plant data and saved with reference to their order (job/batch).
The key to process data collection
Huge data quantities must be managed. The evaluation and display of data must be uniform and transparent. Isolated solutions must be avoided.
cronetwork creates a homogeneous basis for simple connection to the machine level via standardized interfaces (e.g. OPC, Web services). Via pure archiving of the data, the data can be associated, aggregated and evaluated via statistical functions. Comfortable BI tools allow you to access the data anytime.
Challenges of interplay between IT and automation
- In practice, automation, data acquisition and visualization are adapted without compromise to a machine and the production process to be supported.
- IT generally pursues adherence to standards, redundancy-free master data, and minimization of interfaces.
- In practice, these conflicting requirements are difficult or impossible to realize in a single system.
A well-designed solutions meets the demands of both sides:
This brings benefits such as:
evaluation and display of collected data
of machines via standard interfaces, e.g., OPC, Web services
of huge data quantities
enable data access anytime
sensible interplay of automation and IT, no isolated solutions