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    Reliable MES Hardware

    Stop worrying about network downtime or data loss hindering your operations. PlantStar’s industrial-rated PCs in custom enclosures with proprietary digital and analog input and output capabilities protect your data, even in the harshest environments. Coupled with our highly redundant, fault-tolerant systems, this lets your machines communicate and store data even during network outages, delivering peace of mind that’s hard to find with other Manufacturing Execution Systems.

    All HMIs with APU

    Data Collection Module (DCM)

    PlantStar Data Collection Modules boast unmatched shop floor redundancy with the capability to gather data from any machine via direct analog, digital, or serial signals, or through a large number of supported machine interfaces, including OPC-UA, MODBUS, EUROMAP63, and even proprietary interfaces for Toshiba, Husky, NISSEI, Sumitomo and many more. This holds true even if you have legacy equipment. Up to 24 analogs, 16 digital inputs, 8 outputs and/or machine protocol interfaces can be combined in a single unit.

    With PlantStar's Manufacturing Execution System, if your APU is down or you experience network issues, the Data Collection Module can still operate for an extended period of time for any previously scheduled jobs. Additionally, the Data Collection Modules can handle cycle times as low as 70ms.

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    Application Processing Unit (APU)

    Discover more than just a server. PlantStar’s APUs are industrial-grade powerhouses that are designed to run your database and take care of the heavy lifting required for leveraging big data. Our units include features like:

    • Data Collection Module filter capability
    • Configurable machine and machine group information
    • Shift templates and job event details
    • Easily managed tool and material configurations
    • User and permission capabilities
    • Customizable charts, alerts, and reports
    • Tower or Rack Mount options

    Dimensions-9.44" (240mm) x 18.70" (475mm) x 21.53" (547mm)


    Human Machine Interface (HMI)

    The SYSCON PlantStar Human Machine Interface (HMI) is used to provide information to Operators from the PlantStar system software and to allow Operators to provide input and take essential actions on the shop floor. All functions are provided in an easy-to-use-browser-based interface with touchscreen control.  An external HDMI port allows factories to utilize large screen displays throughout their plants.


    • Operators and shop floor personnel can quickly perform a variety of important tasks, including:
    • View Job Schedule, job summary, and Machine Status Summary.
    • Review Job Setup Sheets to view training documents, product images or upload your own internal videos.
    • Utilize log in/out and User action security functions to provide labor tracking and accountability.
    • Enter downtime, reject/scrap and operator Assist requests.
    • Review Charts/reports.
    • Print tote/box/part labels.
    • Scan external work order barcodes.

    Mountable Industrial HMI:

    • PlantStar 15" touchscreen HMI
    • Includes ethernet and four (4) USB ports for optional keyboard, printer, and optical scanner connectivity.
    • Industrial case with VESA mount or surface mount brackets. 
    • External HDMI port for overhead dashboard displays. Display your production events on large screens throughout your factory.
    • High speed processor and built-in browser optimized for use with PlantStar system software.
    • Provides access to all DCM and APU functionality via Ethernet Network
    • Dimensions including industrial enclosure: 16.9" L x 13.4" H
    Portable Tablet HMI:
    • 10.5" screen size
    • Industrial Case included 
    • Expandable memory
    • Dimension: 9.65"x 6.30"x 0.22"
    • Wifi, USB, Bluetooth 
    • Keyboard Compatible 


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