OEE Solution Allows Italian Wine Factory to Reduce Equipment Downtime and Achieve Paperless Management
The contractor for this project is Net Surfing, an Italian System Integrator with rich experience in OEE system implementation. After listening to the requirements of the wine factory, Net Surfing decided they needed to capture data from programmable logic controllers (PLC) controlling each bottling stage, have video cameras for inspecting bottle packaging, sensors for detecting pressure and temperature, and electric meters to record energy consumption. The data was also needed by other systems for quality inspection, CMMS for maintaining equipment assets, an ERP system for managing orders, and a remote monitoring center to display real-time data and reports.
Feature rich and powerful, Advantech’s WebAccess/SCADA software package for supervisory control, data acquisition, and visualization is at the core of the entire solution. In terms of integration, it supports 200 drivers, 450 controllers, and various standard protocols (including Modbus, OPC UA, OPC DA, Ethernet/IP, DNP3, SNMP and BACnet), enabling this OEE system project to effortlessly collect a multitude of diverse data. The open web interface services (e.g. RESTful API and SignalR) allow system developers to integrate with various third-party software systems according to project needs.
A HTML5-based dashboard provides many practical widgets. Developers can use them to design an intuitive user interface, making visualized data easier to understand at a glance. The cross-platform and cross-browser features allow users to log in to the system from anywhere on iOS, Android, or Windows platforms. Additionally, WebAccess/SCADA provides alarms and warning functions.
- WebAccess/SCADA: Browser-based HMI/SCADA software
- ECU-1051TL: Industrial communication gateway for IIoT application, embedded with intelligent protocol conversion software WISE-EdgeLink
It is a challenge for any system integrator to build an OEE system for factories containing a wide variety of equipment and a large number of IT systems. These projects need to use an open environment to simplify system architecture and design. Advantech’s highly integrated ECU-1051TL cloud enabled intelligent communication gateway with WebAccess/SCADA made it easy for Net Surfing to build an OEE solution that could fully meet the needs its customer. The solution also laid the foundation for unlimited future possibilities for adding new functions or expanding production in the future.