New MES applications by MPDV
The collection and visualization of mass data in the production environment is essential for Industry 4.0. Based on current technologies, MPDV launched two extensions of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA.
MES HYDRA offers two new products to handle large amounts of data much easier and more flexible than with conventional methods. The new products can be used in combination and also independently:
Edge Computing Suite
EdgeCS (Edge Computing Suite), the new collection infrastructure for mass data decouples the capture from the processing of the data. This allows large amounts of data to be collected and stored at a high speed - and that is what many people understand by Big Data in the shop floor. EdgeCS uses state-of-the-art technologies, such as OPC UA, Node.js (www.nodejs.org), noSQL databases, as well as the streamlined messaging protocol MQTT (www.mqtt.org) to provide effective data capture. The data is passed directly to process visualization via an MQTT broker. Consequently, EdgeCS can be used as a stand-alone tool.
Real-time Process Data Monitoring
Process parameters can be visualized directly on the machine or on the office PC with the newly designed graphical elements of the Real-Time Process Data Monitoring. Thus, both operators at the machine and office staff are informed about the current status of specific machines or processes and can react quickly to deviations if required. Real-time Process Data Monitoring is based on communication via MQTT, which uses very few IT resources thanks to the simple Publish-Subscribe Procedure. In sum, individual customer requirements can be easily implemented.
Both Edge Computing Suite and Real-time Process Data Monitoring from the HYDRA product group Process Data (PDV) are already available.
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