What is the Scytec DataXchange Equipment page?

DataXchange Live - dataxchange chartWhat is the Scytec DataXchange Equipment page? The Equipment page is used to select specific equipment for display in the static charts.  If User or Company Groups have been configured within the DataXchange

If User or Company Groups have been configured within the DataXchange application, then those will be available for use in the mobile applications as well.

What is real-time machine monitoring and why is it important? Every day, there are large amounts of data generated by the machines just waiting to be collected. Such as feed rates, spindle speeds, downtime, part counts, and more. Collecting and analyzing this data by hand can be tedious and does not provide immediate feedback.

Real-time machine monitoring allows management to instantly identify throughout issues, as they happen. You can receive notifications via email or text to keep the machine running! The advantage of software-based machine monitoring is it collects and organizes important business data digitally while providing real-time analysis and notifications.

How can I monitor my machine automatically? Today, many modern machines have the technology built into them to output the current machine status. Real-time machine monitoring systems can then read that output, save it in a database, then analyze, and report on it.

There are two major standards for machine monitoring capabilities. FANUC FOCASis a feature of the FANUC i series controller. It captures cycle status,  overrides, spindle speeds, feed rates, alarms, and downtime in real-time.

If your machine does not support FOCAS, or MTConnect, Shop Floor Automations has hardware devices that can be attached to your machine in order to collect data. SFA works closely with the MTConnect Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and other innovators in the industry to improve machine monitoring techniques for real-time data collection software.