Real-time Visual Management Dashboards with Sklostroj IS integration

How do I get my Sklostroj IS machine data from the machines into real-time dashboards?

With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your Sklostroj IS machine data via the Sklostroj IS protocol. The data is then processed real time in the Actyx Ada architecture and played into the Visual Management Dashboard application. This application is then displayed on the industry-rugged Smart Monitor on your shopfloor giving you real-time insight to important metrics such as line data, OEE and machine status.

Why? This flow of information can be used, for example, for having real-time 360° transparency over your operations or for increasing your OEE.

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How does machine data acquisition with Sklostroj IS 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 comes with an ethernet plug for your Sklostroj IS machine and is extremely robust, so that it can also be used flexibly in the extreme environments associated with glass manufacturing. The gateway also supports further machine integrations, such as OPC UA, OPC DA (classic) or Flex IS.

Easily collect machine data:

  • Plug & Play, no installation
  • Fully managed, no need for your IT to operate it
  • Best practices for glass manufacturing, no risks

Stay in control: Visual Management with real-time dashboards

The Visual Management Dashboards offer you and your staff the possibility to analyze and evaluate production data via intuitive real-time displays. Thanks to this, everyone can quickly and easily maintain an overview and full control over their work and processes leveraging data for enhancing transparency and responsiveness.

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. Short-term decisions can be communicated quickly to the relevant employees with the Mobile Team Collaboration application. Adjusters at the hot end can be informed within seconds of relevant QA machine events from the cold end and react quickly. This means that you are no longer in delay and can better utilize your assets or maintain them with foresight.

Benefits of Visual Management Dashboards with machine data:

  • Increase productivity
  • Improve delivery times
  • Make collaboration easier

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 your Sklostroj IS machine data using the Sklostroj IS protocol, 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. In combination with machine data collection (MDC), other Actyx applications provide easy ways to add further value enabling context-sensitive worker assistance, intelligent quality inspections or real-time data communication to become even more useful tools. By supplmenting your workers and management with in-depth knowledge on data such as batch house, furnace and QA machine data, key parties are able to enhance their decision making process and react faster to potential disruptions in the glass manufacturing process. In this case, the Actyx Visual Management Dashboard application can be leveraged to monitor relevant information such as current orders, machine status, OEE, QA machines and hot/cold-end line outputs.

You can find additional information on how end-to-end data can be translated into added value in our Actyx solution for glass manufacturing.

Data and transparency only become helpful, if they are leveraged through deriving, formulating and measuring operational initiatives to add value.

Let us analyze your Sklostroj IS/Visual Management Dashboard Business Case together!

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