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    Hardware

    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 systems.

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    Data Collection Module (DCM)

    PlantStar DCMs boast unmatched shop floor redundancy with the capability to gather data from any machine via analog, digital, or serial signals, or through a PLC or OPC-UA interface. This holds true even if you have legacy equipment.

     

    With PlantStar, if your APU is down or you experience network issues, the DCM can still operate for an extended period of time for any previously scheduled jobs. Additionally, the DCM 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:

    • DCM 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
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    Human Machine Interface (HMI)

    Choose from two HMI options to get the flexibility your employees need to view and record machine data in real time.

    • Mountable HMIs: industrial-grade, rugged 15-inch touchscreens with USB ports for a scanner, keyboard, or other device
    • Portable Tabled HMIs: rugged, military grade tablets with built-in barcode and thumbprint scanners.
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