Shop floor control with touch screen devices: real-time access to MES, automation & ERP activities
IQMS’ RTStation removes the need for computers and monitors on the manufacturing shop floor to monitor work centres. A touch screen HMI (human mahine interface), RTStation helps manufacturers to support improved shop floor operator productivity, efficiency and responsiveness.
By providing machine operatives with real-time access to work centre data, RTStation delivers:
- Optimum work centre efficiency
- Improved reaction time by leveraging production information for better on floor problem solving
- Empower shop floor operatives
- Paperless shop floor environment
- Greater shop floor insight
With the rugged device at each manufacturing work centre, the RTStation graphically displays machine monitoring details such as part counts, cycle speeds and other machine processes in real-time. It enables operators to print work orders, log rejects for production reporting, display job set-up information and other documents, perform SPC inspections, scan barcodes, print labels, clock in / out of jobs and much more.
Unprecedented Machine and Shop Floor Visibility
Unlike other HMI devices, RTStation has been developed as an integral part of the entire manufacturing ERP infrastructure providing unprecedented, real-time automation, communication and visibility across the shop floor from each machine, work centre and assembly line.
With an 10.1 inch touch screen and intuitive user interface, the RTStation connects directly with the work centre providing graphical performance and activity data.
- Ruggedised to stand up in typical manufacturing and production environments
- Enhanced screen readability
- High impact / flame retardant ABS housing
- Powered by Android™
- Flexible architecture provides the perfect platform for custom application and automation development.
Shop Floor Connectivity
Embracing the concept of smart factories and Industry 4.0, IQMS’ RT Station enables you to connect with a host of other machines within your manufacturing facility: PLCs, scanners, card readers, scales, etc. IQMS provides endless connectivity options to other devices including:
- Web Services Architecture
- Serial RS232