Machine data acquisition Solutions with complete SAP Integration

Would you like to make your production processes more efficient? By optimizing and improving your production processes, you can increase your productivity in production and utilization of the machines. This in turn can have a very positive effect on the operating result.

Machine data acquisition (MDE) describes the interface between production technology machines and information processing. All states, quantities and process data are automatically recorded in the MDE and made available for further processing and individual evaluations. This data can flow directly into the machine control as parameters and can also serve as a data source for operational data collection.

Membrain GmbH has developed a solution that meets the requirements of professional machine data acquisition. MembrainSFC MDE is a pragmatic and cost-effective solution that is very easy to implement. The effort for a project is comparatively very low due to the use of standard components. The integration into other systems takes place via a standard interface. This means that even an ERP system can be connected very easily, and, for example, production orders can be downloaded directly. This means that confirmations can also be created directly in SAP with little effort.

Standard components for the MDE

Automatic data collection
MembrainSFC MDE supports automatic data acquisition through the interfaces to all common controls and OPC.

Manual recording
The manual entry of data, e.g., when setting up or starting up is possible.

Production and process monitoring
For the software-supported production and process monitoring, all production-relevant data is centrally organized, collected and then made available to the user for production/process monitoring and evaluation.

Online machine monitoring
The use of online machine monitoring (e.g., using touch screen monitors) enables the real-time status of the individual workstations/machines to be displayed graphically in the MDE. Targeted and timely reactions are only made possible by the real-time display of operational events.

Automatic warning display
As soon as the limit values specified in the MDE are exceeded or fallen short of, a previously defined event is triggered. This can be an e-mail notification to the production manager or worker, or it can lead to a machine stop.

Determination of the reasons for the machine downtime
MembrainSFC MDE offers the possibility of determining the respective reasons for the machine downtime. For this purpose, possible causes of malfunction are defined and specified in advance for each machine or machine group.

Complete data documentation
In addition to pure machine data such as production times and downtimes, process data (e.g., temperature and pressure) and energy data (electricity, water consumption, steam, etc.) can also be recorded.

Evaluations and analyses
With MembrainSFC MDE, many evaluations and statistics can be made available locally or transmitted to a higher level (BDE, MES or ERP) for further processing. This in turn supports the areas of controlling, maintenance and production control in their tasks. In addition, standstill analyses and process data visualizations can also be created.

MembrainSFC MDE is also open and can be integrated with other third-party PDA systems. This eliminates a complete platform change. The integration into the MembrainRTC product family allows immediate communication with mobile devices, databases, time recording and other solutions. This is the entry into the complex, but still manageable ShopFloor communication.

MembrainSFC MDE also supports the determination of various key figures, such as B. OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency), OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), TPI (Total Productivity Indicator) and MCE (Manufacturing Cycle Effectiveness). After the process and production key figures have been defined and determined, the results can be evaluated in order to identify potential for improvement. Improvement actions enable you to achieve and maintain higher levels of productivity. The key process indicators of production controlling are used for the permanent monitoring of process performance.