Connected Manufacture Equipment

One of the pain points of implementing automation is having the legacy equipment to be connected. Only when the pieces of equipment are connected, data can be collected and equipment may be control from remote sites.  


There are numbers of a method to upgrade the legacy equipment. The factory usually connects an embedded box or a panel computer to the legacy equipment to interpret the data output from equipment and send to either SCADA or MES for management purpose.

Connected equipment is to collect manufacture and equipment data for analysis in order to achieve equipment maintenance prediction and machine collaboration. Big Data is the core of a smart factory and collecting data in real time is the first step.

Entering a New Era of Smart Manufacturing

This solution ready platform allows users to easily acquire 100% of equipment data through 450 PLC drivers, self-defined communication protocols and a distributed digital I/O module. Equipment data is available for OT/IT system integration via Modbus/ OPC UA/ MQTT with visible production information, optimized production profiles and more.


Key Features
100% Data Acquisition Supports 450 PLC communication drivers and self-defined protocol to completely acquire controller status, temperature, humidity and other sensor data.
Flexible Protocols Conversion Greatly shortens engineering time through intuitive UI setting to rapidly covert protocols for a max. of 15 different branded PLCs simultaneously.
Easily Connect OT and IT Supports Modbus / OPC UA/ MQTT connection to SCADA/ MES system to optimize production efficiency.

First Step to Industry 4.0 - Connected Equipment:


Establish data acquisition for enclosed machines and mechanical equipment

Additional data acquisition modules or data acquisition cards are the most cost effective methods of enabling devices to be monitored. This method rapidly integrates the key equipment operational states among workshops and enables owners to receive information such as equipment utilization, current operational status, and failures rates.

It also allows equipment to communicate with each other as well as the host management system, and prevents the formation of information islands.


Integrate existing PLC, instrumentation signals, and communication exchange protocols, followed by performing system integration

Use the communication protocol conversion platform to connect various equipment controllers and sensors made by different countries/brands from different time periods to effectively integrate complex protocols and signal sources, transcend the communication difficulties amongst different machines or the problem with not being able to share data.

After integration, machines can be easily linked to a host management system and successfully achieve automation and informatization.


Unify equipment diversity within the factory as well as achieve real-time remote system management and monitoring

Use various tandem device servers and the WebAccess Internet of Things core software to integrate all of the control platforms within the factory. Transmit data back to a central control computer and watch a full picture of the machine status.

This method resolves the problem of having to deploy staff to monitor equipment status in front of the machines inside a vast electronics factory with countless machines, and it can also achieve real-time remote management without being restricted by communication protocols or terms/agreements.

How the Equipment Connectivity Works in Facotry


Data in Black Box To optimize equipment performance and reliability, engineering teams always make improvements through machine operation data analysis, temperature monitoring, or power consumption. However, data is sometimes contradictory due to the sensors, meters, or PLC controllers being limited in connectivity and different devices from different vendors each having their own proprietary protocols.
High Wall of Communication Proprietary communications obstructing machinery data integration usually require knowledge of driver development and comprehensive coding effort to complete protocol transfer.
Infeasible for Analysis Advanced data analysis is always done by IT systems with powerful computational capabilities. Nevertheless, open communications such as Modbus/ MQTT/ OPC are required for bridging devices at the OT level and system analysis at the IT level.

See What Will Happen…
Anewtech-wise-paas-webaccess-hmi Extend Equipment Lifespan:

Increase the value of legacy equipment with multiple protocols conversion.

Anewtech-wise-paas-webaccess-hmi Digitize Manufacturing Information:

Improve manufacturing efficiency by real-time production monitoring, machine status diagnosis.

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