IoT ready data collection hardware connects physical machines to the digital Cloud.
Belgian Monitoring Systems (BMS) is since many years a leading supplier of turnkey MES solutions for the textile and plastics industry. Its latest generation data collection hardware (data units) includes an IoT broker, allowing direct access to real time information from any remote location or external IT applications.
The BMS Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are widely used in the textile and plastics industry. These systems, being a combination of data collection hardware and application software, enable managers to achieve operational excellence and to rapidly respond to changing conditions. Till lately, this all happened locally in the plant, with some pre-configured access to the information from outside the company or from third party applications.
A new family of data collection hardware (data units), entirely designed and manufactured by BMS, now allows full disclosure of all data collected from the machines. Using standard IoT (Internet of Things) protocols, the data collected from the machines is published in the Cloud. As such, this information is not only available for managers and employees wanting to access plant data from anywhere in the world, but also for non-BMS applications, such as ERP systems or third party developed Apps.
Furthermore, all data units offer a uniform web based HMI, allowing very easy use at the machine or from any remote mobile device such as tablets or smartphones.