Track multiple types of cycle time
Scytec DataXchange has the ability to track multiple types of cycle time. For example, cycle time can be tracked from a hardware adapter and through MTConnect or Fanuc Focas. Reporting on metrics such as utilization and efficiency can then be run on both sets of cycle time and the two can be compared. Another example is to collect spindle time along with load to unload time.
Support for MTConnect and Fanuc Focas Ethernet protocols
Scytec DataXchange supports Ethernet based protocols such as Fanuc Focas and MTConnect greatly reducing or eliminating hardware at each piece of equipment.
Collect from Ethernet or RS-232 based devices
In addition to supporting the latest technologies, DataXchange also supports RS-232 serial devices such as CNC machines, CMM's, scanners and RFID hardware.
Collect from CNC machines, PLCs, or even manual machines
While collecting from equipment with the latest technology such as MTConnect is great, many times there's a need to collect from manual equipment. Keying off of voltage, current, or presence sensors are all methods used as input into DataXchange to identify the state of the equipment.
If the Internet connection is lost data is retained and automatically uploaded once the connection is restored
Temporary loss of internet connectivity will not cause the loss of any data. If the data collection terminal running DataXchange locally cannot connect to any of the hosted servers the data will be retained locally and uploaded as soon as the internet connection is restored.
Configurable logic expressions without writing any code
One key requirement for a successful data collection system is accurate data. However, equipment varies tremendously making accurate data collection difficult. Therefore, in order to collect accurate data the system must be powerful, flexibility, yet easy to use and maintain. When you see DataXchange you will be impressed! A few examples include adding criteria to determine of if a piece of equipment is cycling or not using a friendly user interface. Compare the status reported by the equipment to the status in the data collection system to determine if an update is needed. These are just a few examples of the strengths of the configurable logic expressions in DataXchange.