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CNCnetPDM Machine - MES - ERP Integration

CNCnetPDM enables you to automatically acquire machine-states, part counter values, work-order information, quality and process data from a wide range of shop floor devices, transform this information into standardized, comparable data packets and analyze it with your MES – ERP solution.

  • On the machine-side CNCnetPDM provides connectivity to controllers of all well-known manufacturers and to PC controlled machines.
  • A configurable interface that can be easily adapted by the machine or controller manufacturer is also available.
  • Collection of data is performed by using the existent communication interface of the machine. Additional hardware at the machine or changes of the controller’s programming are not required.
  • On the MES – ERP side CNCnetPDM supports solutions that are based on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and MariaDB databases or provide connectivity to these databases.

BENEFITS FOR MANUFACTURERS & MES - ERP USERS

CNCnetPDM helps you with enforcement of measures to increase transparency, efficiency and productivity of the shop floor by delivering economically and technically relevant information of your machinery in a standardized, comparable form to your enterprise information systems. This includes:

  • Machine-states, part counts, work-orders, quality and process data.

In the background this data is automatically transmitted to your MES ERP system and allows you analyses of

  • Run-time, effective production time, setup-, idle- and downtime of the machines per time period or work order.
  • Produced quantity, cycle time and various process parameters like spindle-speed or information about tool usage can be collected and analyzed as well.
  • CNCnetPDM also delivers, almost in real time, an overview of the actual state of all connected devices.

In addition to the determination of the effective costs of work-orders or a parts CNCnetPDM also collects all necessary data to identify cost drivers like excessive tool wear or unscheduled downtimes.

BENEFITS FOR MES - ERP PRODUCERS & VENDORS

By using CNCnetPDM you are able to deliver the solution desired by your customer without the need to occupy yourself with machine controllers or development of interfaces to multiple machine-manufacturer specific solutions.

  • CNCnetPDM delivers the data needed for your solution in a homogenous form independent from the connected type of machine, you can fully focus on your core competencies.
  • Due to the facts that CNCnetPDM is no MES - ERP program, operates in the background and only bridges the gap between shop floor production resources and your solution it doesn’t compete with your product.
  • CNCnetPDM delivers its data to a clearly defined interface.

If needed we can carry out all tasks, from connecting the machinery to delivering all data to this interface for your specific projects.

BENEFITS FOR MACHINE- & CONTROLLER MANUFACTURERS

With CNCnetPDM your customer is able to connect the machine delivered by you to his existing MES - ERP solution without the need to add additional hardware or pull cables through the machine.

  • The programming of your machine doesn’t have to be modified
  • CNCnetPDM doesn’t access internal components of your machine such as the PLC with non-certified third party software drivers, the machine remains unmodified as delivered to and accepted by your customer.
  • Hence, discussions about maintenance and warranty can be avoided in advance.

With CNCnetPDM you can offer seamless integration of your machine with his existing MES - ERP solution to your customer and deliver significant added value.

SPECIFICATIONS

CNCnetPDM

General

Type of program

Foregroung program or background service

Number of machines

58 per program or service instance,
multiple instances can be installed on one server

Polling interval

Adjustable in seconds (typ. 30 – 60 sec.)

Extras

Attachable graphical interface (GUI)

 

Data Acquisition

Machine States

Run

Machine is up and produces parts

Idle

Machine is not in use and is available

Idle reason

Adjustable, only acquired when machine is in idle mode e.g.
no work-order, no operator

Down

Machine is not in use and is not available (machining interrupted)

Reason for down state

Adjustable, only acquired when machine is down e.g.
Setup, Faulted

Off

Machine is switched off

Part Counters

Cycles executed

Cumulative (Sum of all cycles executed) or
Incremental (Sum of cycles executed since last polling)

Number of Good-,
Scrap- or
Rework Pieces

Optional, if detectable by the machine

Work-Order Data

Work-Order

Number of the actual work order

Operation

Number of actual work order operation

Part

Part number

Quality- & Process-Data

Actual

Value at the time of polling

Minimum - Maximum - Average

Minimal-, maximal- or average value since last polling

 

System Requirements

Server

Operating system

All Microsoft Windows Operating Systems from XP to Server 2016 (32 and 64 Bit)

Required memory

Min. 50 MB RAM per CNCnetPDM server-instance

Databases

Oracle 11g - 12c
MS SQL Server 2008 - 2016

MySQL MariaDB (Ver. >= 5.5)

Machine

Controller

PC or CNC Controller

Communication-Interface

Any interface accessible by an external IT device e.g.: Bluetooth, USB, Serial Interface, Ethernet or manufacturer specific network- or bus-systems

 

 

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Modified: 2018-02-12