Tablet Interface Software Offers Bidirectional Information Exchange
IMTS 2018: Designed for easy customization, the Flexible Tablet Interface from FactoryWiz (formerly known as Refresh Your Memory) offers widgets for data entry and display.
Designed for easy customization, the Flexible Tablet Interface from FactoryWiz (formerly known as Refresh Your Memory) offers widgets for data entry and display. The primary function of the Operator Tablet is bidirectional exchange of information, such as On Pace/Off Pace production status, light maintenance reminders and interaction with the quality department. An additional feature is the ability to display reasons for downtime, accessible with large buttons. Reasons could include No-Material, First Article Inspection, Program Change or Down for Maintenance.
MTConnect agents and their corresponding device adapters are simply small computer programs that work together so that MTConnect can make shop equipment and networks more readily connectible. In a nutshell, adapters enable existing shopfloor devices “to speak MTConnect,” and agents enable MTConnect messages and data files to be transmitted across a network to MTConnect-compatible applications.
Decisions about the cutting tools used in machining operations are arguably among the most important in modern manufacturing.
While OPC UA and MTConnect are both http-based protocols, there are differences between them, and each is best used in differing scenarios.