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 proALPHA 5.x interface enables the import of data into the ERP in a predefined data schema.
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.
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 proALPHA 5.x for relevant data when it comes to MDC. For this purpose, a standard interface, operated on an Actyx virtual machine, is used to play data into your ERP system in real-time. ProALPHA thus remains the leading system for relevant data points.
Transferring data from machines into proALPHA 5.x 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.
If you collect machine data using OPC Unified Architecture, you will have access to more data than what would be relevant in proALPHA 5.x. 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.
When OPC UA data is imported into proALPHA 5.x 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.
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