Real-time OPC UA integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

How do I get my data from the machine into Microsoft Navision?

With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your machine data via the OPC UA protocol. These are then transferred in real time to relevant Actyx applications. The Microsoft NAV 2013 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 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.

Maintain data sovereignty in your Microsoft Navision 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 Microsoft Navision for relevant data when it comes to machine data collection. For this purpose, a standard interface, operated on an Actyx virtual machine, is used to play data into your ERP system in real-time. Microsoft Dynamics thus remains the leading system for relevant data points.

Factory Software Made Simple

Transferring data from machines into Microsoft Navision 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 collect machine data using OPC Unified Architecture, you will have access to more data than what would be relevant in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. 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 OPC UA data is imported into Microsoft NAV 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 OPC UA/Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 business case together!


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