Cimtec Automation Blog

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Proficy Historian 4.0


Easy Configuration and Administration
  • Simple configuration
  • True thin-client administration
  • Support for virtualization

Unparalleled, Enterprise-wide Performance
  • Sub-second data collection
  • Ultra-efficient data compression
  • Collect up to 2 Million data points per server
  • Manage up to 1000 collectors per server
  • Precise time stamp resolution

Open and Layered Compatibility
  • Wide range of collectors including OPC Alarms and Events
  • Highly compatible with 3rd partysolutions
  • Leverages 64-bit architectures,with full 32-bitcompatibility
  • Embedded applications support via Windows XPe

Standard Interfaces for Data Access
  • Open access for ERP and MES applications
  • Full featured SDK
  • OLE DB
  • User API
  • OPC Historical Data Access (HDA)

Highly Reliable System Architecture
  • Fault tolerant architecture
  • Support for Microsoft Cluster Server
  • Redundant data collectors
  • Supports multiple time zones and Daylight Savings Time

Advanced Data Management
  • Designed to help customers comply with FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11
  • Calculation and Server-to-Server Collector
  • Powerful data management and system optimization tools for Enterprise level administration

Wide Range of Performance and Execution Applications
  • Access to advanced visualization and powerful analytical tools
  • Wide range of Industry- and Application- specific solutions
  • Empower the enterprise through seamless integration with the full Proficy platform

CIMTEC Machine Vision Metrics Software

 CIMTEC's Machine Vision Metrics Software communicates with your machine vision stations via existing plant Ethernet network. It stores all inspection results and images created by each camera and makes data available to users anywhere in the plant with an easy to use web browser interface.

Vision Metrics delivers instant information:
  • Flexible reports based on time and camera
  • Easy histogram and pareto statistical analysis
  • Long term availability of image files

With Vision Metrics we must no longer treat vision systems as a real time sensor used only to control product routing. The data collected can be used as valuable inputs to a host of intelligent applications:
  • Interfacing into other plant information systems such as MES and ERP
  • Instant statistical analysis of inspection data
  • Archived visual confirmation of data quality

So ask yourself, are you using machine vision data to its maximum potential?
  • What is the reject rate at each vision station over the last month?
  • How does an upstream failure compare visually to a downstream inspection?
  • Are operators typing in data that is also being captured by a camera?

If you can't answer all of these questions with your current system, you can increase your operation's efficiency by deploying Cimtec's Machine Vision Metrics.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dancer Control

High-speed multi-axis coordinated servo motion control.

Industries Served:

Textiles, Films, Packaging, Converters, Printing, Publishing
Products Used

  • ISA-Bus Multi-Axis Motion Controller
  • Industrial PC
  • Servo and Vector Drives and Motors

The Advantages:

  • Improves machine performance and reliability.
  • High-speed coordination combined with automatic adjustment and easy setup.
  • All motion and logic are centralized in one location.
  • Tight control and high-performance servo motors increase machine speed and throughput, and prevent the introduction of any tension disturbance to slitters.
  • Powerful torque/inertia ratio and bandwidth results in rapid and accurate accelerations and decelerations.
  • Safer work environment for operators due to significantly lower machine noise.
  • Increased flexibility from the use of an open-architecture PC-based control system.

How It Works:

  • The multi-access servo control board works in conjunction with high-performance servos.
  • These servos are controlled by the multi-axis motion controller board in the industrial PC.
  • To coordinate unwind and winder drive control with the motion control system, Vector Drives are tied into the same multi-axis motion controller board that controls the servo drives.