Our customers require highest availability and performance of our coating and laminating machines. In addition, declining lot sizes and rising numbers of variations in products are constantly adding complexity to the manufacturing processes in the converting industry.
At SAM, we use the OPC UA (Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture) protocol to openly link the machine logged data form, E.G.
HMI / Controls
PLC Machine Control and PLC Coating Media
To our customers ERP and DATA Base System
Apart from technical data, the machines also transmit performance data which is used to analyse and monitor production processes.
Optionally, also the connection to our customers SAP system can be proved.
Benefits of in-time and event-controlled OPC protocol:
Transparency of the process and production activities
Increase of: machine availability
productivity and performance
Reduction of: Wase
Keeping costs under control
Designed for individual customer requirements
The basis for these smart services is the OPC server which automatically exchanges machine logged data from our converting machines to customers based data systems.
This helps to achieve individual optimization of business processes as a whole and to increase transparency and data consistency. Additionally, it is improving the efficiency of the entire production system (people, machines and processes).