Data collection is becoming one of the most important features of a control system. Whether it’s used to determine the morning run rate or the cost of production over the last fiscal year, it’s imperative that system data be collected and be available. Today there are many ways to go about collecting data, from complex data acquisition systems to simple stand-alone data loggers and some of them can come with a hefty price tag. Luckily, AutomationDirect has built data logging capabilities into many of its PLCs and HMIs and even offers low-cost SCADA software so everyone can get the data they need without breaking the bank. The following infographic shows you the different ways AutomationDirect products can deliver the data for less. But first a little disclaimer:
Cookies are awesome! Ok, we might have been a little hungry when we put this together but the accessing data infographic shows how system data can be collected at all levels of a cookie production line using AutomationDirect products. From the raw data collected by the Productivity2000 PLC, to the refined data of the C-more HMI, to advanced data collection with the Point of View software. It also shows the types of data and some of the ways it can be accessed at every level of production. It also includes links to articles that discuss data collection in greater details if you were looking for more. So go ahead and pour yourself a tall glass of milk and check it out, I’m heading back for seconds! Click on the image below to view the infographic.