PDA was tasked with providing a major juice manufacturer OEE data visualization via a web application. The client needed high-refresh rate OEE visualization and the ability to input manual data (downtime tick sheets). Additionally, PDA needed to provide production analytics by shift, product, equipment status, uptime vs. downtime, and actual production time vs. target production time. Initial deployment was for 1 production line with 4 more added shortly after pilot phase.
Research existing line and equipment PLCs and network infrastructure to plan the communication paths from equipment through to the reporting server. Once data format and location (tags) were identified within various PLCs, PDA then connected them to the collection server via Transaction Manager. They then provided server integration, web application development, and custom report development. PDA provided the required software, thin clients, TV Displays for data visualization, and NEMA 4X enclosures.
A manufacturer of juice, jellies, and jams. The client also manufacturers frozen and shelf stable concentrates, organics, and dried fruit.
INDICATIONS CLIENT HAD NEED:
PROVIDED BY PDA:
Rockwell FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
Web Application Development with design which included capabilities like:
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