Communications & Networks
LNS Group introduces e-CONNECT solutions for Industry 4.0 productivity
August 26, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 26, 2017 – The LNS Group says it is implementing “cutting-edge” communication solutions to integrate its products into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and quality control systems.
“This will allow LNS customers to get full transparency about their production at first glance. Workload of each machine, production cycle times and expected production completion – the user will get the full picture of the production in real time,” said Carlos Muniz, global product manager Barfeed at the LNS Group. Thanks to e-mail or GSM notifications, overall production processes are more efficient, says the LNS Group, adding that monitoring the production remotely from mobile devices saves time by knowing when the production will stop for changeover, and anticipating downtimes into the production planning.
While the e-CONNECT solutions to the machine tool and to the people are essential, another major step is the upcoming integration into the customers’ ERP, MES, and Quality Control operations. “Until now, such systems and the machines are not efficiently connected, missing transparency. LNS is developing software drivers, which will gather relevant information from the peripheral, and, through a middleware, feed it to applications or systems such as ERP, MES or QC,” notes Muniz. “The real-time monitoring of all processes will help clients to save time and resources. So to say, more efficient and thus, throughput improvement.”