Real-time MTConnect integration with Power BI
How do I get my data from the machine into Power BI?
With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your machine data via the MTConnect protocol. These are then processed in real time in the Actyx Ada architecture and played into Power BI through the Power BI interface. Power BI can then be used cross-device on your mobile phone, your shopfloor dashboard or at your office. This gives you access to real-time information, push notifications and periodic reports wherever you are.
How does machine data acquisition with MTConnect work?
The Machine Data Collection (MDC) application is installed on the Actyx Industrial Gateway, which is based on the Hilscher netPI. Data translation for the respective data schema of the system can be configured via the graphical configuration interface. The gateway can be mounted on DIN-rails and is extremely robust, so that it can also be used flexibly in extreme industrial environments. The gateway also supports further machine integrations, such as OPC UA or EUROMAP 12/67.
Easily collect machine data:
- Plug & Play, no installation
- Fully managed, no need for your IT to operate it
- Industry best practices, no risks
Rely on Microsoft’s leading Business Intelligence tool: Power BI
Our integration with Power BI allows you to use Microsoft’s leading BI software to access live or historical data from anywhere. This enables ad-hoc analyses on the shopfloor or on the move, so that you can react to problems fast. It also provides the basis for reporting & analytics for better costing analysis, identification of bottlenecks or data-driven investment decisions.
Increase customer satisfaction through more flexibility and fast reaction times
Learn about problems before or as they occur. Automatic notifications, triggered by specific thresholds, allow you to react earlier. If you make short-term decisions, you can communicate them quickly to the relevant employees with the Mobile Team Collaboration application. This means that you are no longer in delay and can better utilize your plants or even maintain them with foresight.
Factory Software Made Simple
Analyzing machine data in Power BI comes with a new kind of service, that eliminates all traditional problems of IT projects. Consulting is included and you only pay once the solution is up and running. All software and hardware components are installed in less than 8 weeks and completely operated by Actyx, with 100% cost control. Learn more about the Actyx All-Inclusive Package.
Extend at the click of a button: send machine data into your ERP or to mobile worker terminals
If you collect machine data using MTConnect, you have many options for using it. To avoid the creation of parallel systems, with Actyx the collected data can be easily played through ERP interfaces into your source of truth, whether it is SAP, Microsoft NAV or proALPHA. The combination of machine data acquisition with other Actyx applications is an easy way to add further value: context-sensitive worker assistance, digital work instructions or intelligent quality inspections become even more useful tools. In this case, the Manual Work Logging application can achieve a significantly higher data quality with plausibility checks or relieve your workers of their work.
Data and transparency only become helpful, if they are leveraged through deriving, formulating and measuring operational initiatives to add value.
Let us formulate your MTConnect/Power BI business case together!