Real-time Visual Management Dashboards with the ODBC integration

How do I get my existing data from my database into real-time dashboards?

With the X10 Industrial Gateway or Actyx VM you can easily interface with your existing SQL servers through the Actyx ODBC integration. The data can be 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 current and upcoming production orders.

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

How does data translation with ODBC work?

Data from existing SQL servers is integrated into the Actyx Ada Architecture through the Actyx Industrial Gateway, which is based on the Hilscher netPI. Data translation from the SQL data scheme can be configured via the graphical configuration interface. This enables the data to be utilized throughout the shopfloor and in the digital environment of your manufacturing process. The gateway also supports further integrations with glass manufacturing machines through protocols 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
  • Industry best practices, 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 responsiveness and transparency.

Utilize historical data to develop increased efficiency and flexibility

Learn about long-term trends through utilization of historical data residing in your existing databases. Leveraging this data can identify long term trends and existing practices that may be hindering OEE and production times. By providing the insights gained through historical data and the Actyx applications, managers and factory personnel can adjust ineffective processes resulting in bottleneck identification, reduced downtime and improvements in quality.

Benefits of Visual Management Dashboards with historical data:

  • Increase productivity
  • Improve delivery times
  • Optimize production process

Factory Software Made Simple

Displaying and leveraging 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 use SQL databases to collect your manufacturing process information, you have many options for leveraging it. To avoid the creation of parallel systems, with Actyx the collected data can be easily played through ERP interfaces or the existing database to maintain your source of truth. The combination of historic data provided through the ODBC integration with other Actyx applications provides and easy way to add further value allowing context-sensitive worker assistance, intelligent quality inspections or real-time data communication to become even more useful tools. In this case, the Reporting & Analytics application can be leveraged to provide insights into the production process; increasing OEE, reducing machine downtime and identifying bottlenecks.

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

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

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