Real-time MTConnect integration with SAP ECC 6.0

How do I get my data from the machine into SAP?

With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your machine data via the MTConnect protocol. These are then transferred in real time to relevant Actyx applications. The SAP ECC 6.0 integration enables the import of data into the ERP in a predefined data schema.

Why? This flow of information can be used, for example, to identify bottlenecks or reduce downtime.

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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.

Maintain data sovereignty in your SAP system

When dealing with a heterogeneous IT landscape, it is more important than ever to have a reliable source of truth in the data center. Competing secondary systems or isolated solutions can even pose a business risk. Therefore, it is important to seamlessly integrate with SAP for relevant data when it comes to MDC. For this purpose, a standard interface, operated on an Actyx virtual machine, is used to transfer data into your ERP system in real-time. SAP thus remains the leading system for relevant data points.

Factory Software Made Simple

Transferring data from machines into SAP 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: leverage collected data with reporting, analytics and dashboards

If you use OPC Unified Architecture to collect machine data, you will have access to more data than what would be relevant in SAP. However, this data can still add value to your operations. For a positive business impact, machine data collection can easily be extended, for example by the Reporting & Analytics application or by Visual Management Dashboards that display relevant data in real-time.

Combine machine data collection with mobile terminals for higher data quality and more flexibility

When MTConnect data is imported into SAP or used for analytics, this is often only the beginning. This can be extended , for example, by high-precision order-related Manual Work Logging. Or leverage the data, for mobile push-notifications about downtimes, faults, missing parts, etc. via the Mobile Team Collaboration application, so that the relevant employees can start working on resolving the issue right away.

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/SAP business case together!

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