Reporting & Analytics with OPC UA integration
How do I get my data from the machines into real-time dashboards?
With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your machine data via the OPC UA protocol. These are then processed in real time in the Actyx Ada architecture and played into the Reporting & Analytics application. The application can then be used cross-device on your mobile phone 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 OPC UA 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 is extremely robust, so that it can also be used flexibly in extreme industrial environments. The gateway also supports further machine integrations, such as EUROMAP 63 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
Leverage Reporting & Analytics for data-driven improvements
Within the Reporting & Analytics application, collected data can be analyzed interactively and intuitively. Filter and drill-down functionalities enable quick access to critical information. This leads to data-driven process improvements, newly identified optimization potentials and continuous evaluation of measures. Of course, all reports can also be exported to Excel.
Benefits of Reporting & Analytics at a glance:
- Increase productivity
- Stay in the loop from anywhere
- Effective shopfloor management rounds
Factory Software Made Simple
Displaying and leveraging machine data with Visual Management Dashboards 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 OPC Unified Architecture, 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. To further support your workers and managers with daily operation, you can install Visual Management Dashboards right on your shopfloor.
Data and transparency only become helpful, if they are leveraged through deriving, formulating and measuring operational initiatives to add value.
Let us formulate your OPC UA/Reporting & Analytics business case together!