Reporting & Analytics with Flex IS Integration

How do I get my data from my Emhart machines into real-time dashboards?

With the X10 Industrial Gateway you can easily read out your Emhart IS machine data via the Flex IS protocol. These are then processed in real time in the Actyx Ada architecture and played into the Reporting & Analytics application. The application can then be used cross-device on your mobile phone or at your office. This gives you access to real-time information, push notifications and reports such as daily status, OEE or Job change reports wherever you are.

Why? This flow of information can be used, for example, for identifying bottlenecks or for increasing your OEE.

machine data collection to reporting and analytics

How does machine data acquisition with Flex 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 Emhart 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 Bottero 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

Leverage Reporting & Analytics for data-driven improvements

Within the Actyx Reporting & Analytics application, data on operation processes can be analyzed interactively and intuitively. Filter and drill-down functionalities enable quick access to critical information. This leads to data-driven process improvements, newly identified optimization potentials and continuous evaluation of measures. The aggregated data can then be utilized to increase OEE through performance evaluations and in depth reports which are aimed to keep a 360 degree view of the entire glass manufacturing process.  Of course, all reports can also be exported to Excel.

Benefits of Reporting & Analytics at a glance:

  • Increase productivity and OEE
  • Stay in the loop from anywhere
  • Effective shopfloor machine management

Factory Software Made Simple

Analyzing and leveraging machine data with reporting and analytics 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 Emhart IS machine data using the Flex 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. The combination of machine data acquisition with other Actyx applications is an easy way to add further value which enables context-sensitive worker assistance, real-time data communication or intelligent quality inspections to become even more useful tools. By supplementing 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 Reporting & Analytics application can be leveraged to provide insights into the production process; increasing OEE, reducing machine downtime and identifying bottlenecks.

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 calculate your Flex IS/Reporting and Analytics Business Case together!

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