The IoT ready Data Units DU9, DU11 and DU15 have been designed for maximum flexibility and optimal user friendliness. They feature a color touch screen and a graphical user interface and can be connected with wired Ethernet, with the proven BMSvision Bluetooth based wireless network interface or through the customer’s Wi-Fi network.
The Data Unit registers cycle time, produced quantity, run- and stoptime and allows the operator to enter additional information like stop and scrap reasons. Via the configurable display all production and planning data can be shown in real time.
On the DU11 and DU15, documents can easily be downloaded from the server and visualized. This way, quality control documents, setup data, production drawings, … are available right where the operators needs them. This is a major step towards “paperless production”.
To connect machines with lower demands, the cost-effective DU9 is a good alternative for the DU11 or DU15. The DU9 is also often used as a second terminal for extrusion lines. In this case, a DU9 is installed on the extruder side for the production data acquisition and input of stop reasons, and a DU11 at the packaging side for the display of packaging instructions, the input of scrap and printing of labels.
All Data Units except DU2P can be extended with Backup & Recovery, allowing a minimum of 24 hours local data storage in case of server or network breakdown.