For the average manufacturer, the production of the scene side of the machine equipment, most of them are relatively closed environment, have their own language agreement, like how to speak, talk, and how the machine message is delivered to Enterprise background application system, and even the cloud platform, can be described as a challenge, if not break through this challenge, then the great wisdom of manufacturing, industry 4.0 will eventually be unsustainable. Therefore, for customers who have already invested in expensive production equipment, the advantages of the Solomon “Equipment Data Acquisition System”, which can monitor and process changes in production equipment at any time, are obvious:
- Non-intrusive communication module, low learning costs, ready-to-use, past investment in the old equipment can then equipment networking ,transformed into a major step in industrial networking M2M
- No delays! Instant equipment data collection and analysis, any abnormal or unexpected events can be immediately found, without requiring to wait for the operator to identify the equipment exception to be troubleshoot
- Enhances the productivity of the equipment without the operator needing to spend time in manually recording a lot of equipment information due to its automatic equipment connection not only helps improve staff productivity but offers easy equipment monitoring
- A large number of collected equipment data in the combination of MES (Manufacturing Execution System) ERP and large data analysis software such as Microsoft Azure, allows managers to provide relevant analysis and improve the overall plant capacity or yield factors
- The equipment information collected can be simultaneously used with industrial robots or unmanned vehicles to form machine-to-machine ( M2M ) applications. For example, the system can determine the progress of production of multiple equipment and arrange unmanned vehicles to carry out the equipment to complete the basic robot on the material, or to the mechanical arm of the workpiece pick and place. For more accurate or more precise operational requirements, plug-in type of industrial robot vision(or UR robot collaboration of visual modules) is currently Solomon many customers are using a lot.
The Case of EMS customers benefitting from using the Solomon M2M system on the SMT line are:
- Production yield improvement
- Shortens the average downtime
- Enhances Terminal capacity allowing the retrieval of data after the production equipment, also flow information to
the IT without changing the customer status system conditions and then provide for the use of Customer Line
Monitor System, overall enhances production efficiency.