Do you know how often your production lines stop? For how long? Why? If you can’t answer these questions with absolute certainty, then chances are you are still relying on manual stop time monitoring and recording—meaning your production line isn’t operating at maximum efficiency. The only way to answer these questions is to collect the most up-to-date information possible and analyze the reasons behind line stoppage.
PRODUCTION4ACTION, our advanced Production Line Monitoring System, combines cutting edge hardware and software to collect the most accurate production data possible.
The straightforward design of PRODUCTION4ACTION allows for quick implementation and training. In many cases, the system can be operational within a week.
DECIDE4ACTION offers production monitoring that can not only be customized and tailored to address operational needs but can also be deployed based the choice of monitoring comprehensiveness and integration selected by the organization.
In the 1990s, our first production monitoring implementations with a large Fortune 100 bottling manufacturer were the Focused Monitoring which targeted only the most critical machine. Today, we are deploying SCADA Complete Monitoring across North America. 2020 sees the growth of more custom monitoring and integration deployments as facilities seek to integrate operational data across departments, locations and regions.
DECIDE4ACTION’s Focused Monitoring solution provides real-time data acquisition for a production line by focusing on the most critical machine(s), i.e. dual fillers for a bottling/canning line. DECIDE4ACTION’s focused production line monitoring solution is easily deployed using targeted sensors for the appropriate environment and production process, DECIDE4ACTION interface modules and the DECIDE4ACTION software platform.
Real-time feedback and analysis is readily available via graphical user interface, robust management dashboards and detailed reporting capabilities. The comprehensive data analysis and reporting package can be loaded on any Microsoft Windows-based personal computer or tablet in the facility. Our unlimited client, site-based licensing model eliminates the complicated, costly and time-consuming aspects that are associated with a typical individual client/workstation licensing model.
We provide and service any optional hardware required to operate PRODUCTION4ACTION. Learn more about our hardware solutions.
DECIDE4ACTION’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA ) system is a cutting-edge, web-based comprehensive monitoring solution that provides real-time data acquisition across an entire production environment and all critical production machines. Via graphical user interface, robust management dashboards and detailed reporting capabilities, the SCADA solution offers real-time feedback and more accurate analysis of production runs through standards-based performance measurements. In addition, the system provides a comprehensive data analysis and reporting package that can be loaded on any Microsoft Windows based personal computer in the facility. Our unlimited client, site-based licensing model eliminates the complicated, costly and time-consuming aspects that are associated with a typical individual client/workstation licensing model.
DECIDE4ACTION’s SCADA can utilize the plant’s PLC network, individual machines’ PLCs, or installed sensors and/or PLCs, primarily with the goal of detecting, accumulating and reporting true equipment downtime metrics for each major piece of equipment on the line. A major goal of the system is to automatically capture as much of the machine information as possible, while minimizing modifications to the machine itself and/or equipment PLC programs. The software will track stops at each selected piece of equipment based on a configured downtime interval. As well, the system collects Automatic Stop Events that are available from the PLC’s. Operators are able to review automatic stops for accuracy and declare non-automatic downtime events on integrated workstations. Standardized down time codes will be managed at the corporate level.
CONNECT by DECIDE4ACTION is an easily deployable solutions that allows you to quickly purchase and install for immediate results. Each device provides an interface between your existing equipment and our comprehensive monitoring software. With CONNECT, any non-digital equipment can easily and quickly become part of the supervised pool of equipment.
The process is as easy as 1-2-3:
CONNECT is a rugged factory floor PLC- or PC-based device featuring HDMI, ethernet connection, wireless connection, IoT LoRa alliance network, 4 digital output, 4 digital input and 2 analog input.
Manufacturing Intelligence at the edge of your operations.
DECIDE4ACTION’s Artificial Intelligence Service starts at the edge… automatically. Now it is easier and simpler for facilities to implement cognitive manufacturing with machine learning and predictive maintenance. CONNECTedge devices incorporate NanoEdge AI, Cartesiam’s unique machine-learning technology to understand and exploit data directly where it is generated.
Snap a CONNECTedge onto a pump, boiler, motor, blender, grinder, your most important machines, and automatically the process starts analyzing and predicting it’s vibrations profile. Eliminate the need for in-house Data Scientists and expensive volumes of historical data.
ATTACH with built-in magnetic mount
COMMUNICATE with CONNECT via low energy Bluetooth
MONITOR with the DECIDE4ACTION platform