The optimization of production processes, including the planning of maintenance and service tasks, requires the evaluation of process data over an extended period of time. At the same time, data analysis can be used to outline production and down times and detect possible causes. The acquisition and storage of various process data can be continuously recorded, pre-processed and encrypted with two different data aquisition systems.
The data acquisition system serves to record measured values from a machine and consists of the hardware required to transfer the available measurements via an Ethernet connection and software for installation on a PC. Following values can be acquired, if the necessary measurement points are available on the machine:
- Mixer speed
- Mixer output
- Mixing duration
- Product temperature
- Other relevant machine data
The measured and input data are stored in a CSV file and the current measured values are displayed. The acquisition rate can be pre-set by the operator to intervals ranging from 1 s to 10 min. After successful data acquisition, additional evaluation in a spreadsheet program is possible. MessDat is available only with NETZSCH TEXT, NETZSCH GRAPH control systems.
Linking the NETZSCH-machine to NETZSCH-Connect enables the acquisition and storage of various process data from your machine. With the databank-based, web-browser-controllable tool, process data are continuously recorded, pre-processed and encrypted in XML files on a central server via a VPN network. With the appropriate access authorization, you and your product specialists can view, analyze and export the data from any network-capable PC. This provides you with indications of relevant changes in your production process, allowing you to draw conclusions about effects on the production quality. Through the evaluation of process data over an extended period of time, you can better plan the optimization of your production processes, maintenance and service work and get details on production and shutdowns as well as their possible causes.