Sheeters offered by MAXSON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY COMPANY (Westerly RI USA), in addition to the facility to diagnosis and correct electrical problems from a remote location, are now available with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) capability.
The SCADA system, when connected to the Customer’s local area network via an Ethernet port to the sheeter, provides real time production information (such as run speed, production output, down time) to the Company’s management information system, reports or labels for pallet outputs to a Customer supplied printer or bar labeler, and the ability to schedule and recall Customer orders for purposes of Sheeter scheduling.
In addition, the condition of the sheeter is monitored at all times. Over 200 diagnostic, fault and error messages that annunciate emergency stops, open safety interlocks, applicable jam detection, and status of the drives, motors and encoders can be identified at either the sheeter or from a remote location. This diagnostic capability provides Operators or MAXSON Customer Service in Westerly RI the ability to quickly identify the source of a machine malfunction, provide service personnel direction in executing corrective action, allow on site or off site programming modification and/or detect failed electrical hardware.