Machine Data Transducers (MDT) are operator/machine interfaces that collect, display and transmit real-time data to a remote Windows-based PC. MDTs connect directly to ANY production machine using existing electrical signals that operate the machine: switches/relays, photo/proximity sensors and voltages from 24V-120V AC or DC.

All MDT models can operate in the same system, enabling you to match system features to each machine for the most flexible and cost-effective system available today. Required for an OEE calculation, ALL MDT have ability to track Rejects, both automatically and through Operator input.

MDT-430

  • The MDT-430 has no operator interface.
  • Supplemental data entry through any desktop, tablet, or phone.
  • Includes four user configurable discrete inputs and two user selectable discrete outputs.
  • Sends data to the poller on timer and event, not polled.
  • Wired ethernet communications.

 

MDT-430 with optional Tablet PC Operator Interface

The MDT-430 can be expanded with a low cost touch screen Tablet PC Operator Interface. This is a very cost-effective MES and shop floor control system with standard and custom Functions:

  • Operator enters 20 Reasons for Downtime
  • In addition to MDT 430 automatic Reject tracking, Operator enters 20 Reasons/Counts
  • Select next Job in Job Queue from Tablet, or  with Bar Code wand
  • Entering Non-Scheduled Mode—need for OEE
  • Track Setup time. MDT can track Parts  made in Setup as rejects
  • Real-time OEE display including “components”: Availability, Performance, Quality
  • Log on Operator and Maintenance staff for  tracking their performance
  • MDT 430 Machine Lockout is activated when machine goes “down” to ensure Operator enters Reason for down event
  • Custom displays, real-time OEE Dashboards

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MDT-470

  • MDT 470 has operator data display and data entry using a touchscreen operator interface. Supplemental data entry through any desktop, tablet, or phone.

  • Includes four user configurable discrete inputs and two user selectable discrete outputs.

  • Operator enters reason and selects from 40 downtime and 20 reject types.

  • Sends data to the poller on timer and event, not polled.

  • Wired ethernet communications.

 

 

“Intelligent” machines, PLCs, Third-Party Databases and MES Systems

Newer “intelligent” (communicating) PLCs and machine controllers can communicate production data and performance metrics via OPC. ProductionACE supports the OPC Standard and other methods to provide the most flexibility in integrating ALL the equipment on your production floor.