How it works
MatMonitor™ "Material Monitor" tracks and reports Product Movement, Productivity and Downtime
This complete conveyor and product movement tracking system provides detailed reports about product movement, equipment downtime and plant efficiency. Get ACCURATE production readings - with starts and stops - without the labor cost. Reports include: Realtime operating conditions, production movement, Reports by Product, Date Range, Offloads and Loadouts, Downtime by Date Range / Equipment / Type of breakdown. Reports are easily viewed by management in a browser(Chrome, Edge, Safari) on a Desktop, Tablet, or Smartphone. A few Sample Reports are available at the bottom of this page.
Automatic Data Recording of Conveyor and Product Movement. Connect MatMonitor ™ via ethernet to your pollable belt scale for a complete recording and reporting system.
Real-time Overview of Products, Weight processed, Conveyor Speed, and Downtime Events - from on or off the plant. One panel per Scale/Device monitored. Custom configurations available.
• Daily/Weekly Product Movement
• Material Transfer
• Barge Load and Unload
• KPI (Key Performance Indicators)
• Downtime Times and Reasons
See Sample Reports below
An industrial touchscreen tablet allows reliable data entry. Operators can enter Material being processed, Barge and/or Truck Load Identity. Downtime Reason (from picklist and comments). Custom Fields may be added per needs.
You don't need to be on-site. Reports are available on a "need to know" basis, per the role in the company. Operators, Managers and Owners all have different security roles and see different level reports. In addition, there is site lockout control: 1. Site Only 2. All Company Site/Offices 3. Anywhere.
Mat Monitor is modular, supporting multiple data collection device types, reports, exceptions, display and report formats. The system is capable of providing detail at many levels to support corporate reporting needs. Contact us with your requirements.
1. AUTOMATED DATA COLLECTION
The on-site store and forward appliance polls your scale once a minute and sends the weight, belt speed, etc to the MatMonitor™ server. Should an internet connection fail, auto-recovery will insure data is tranferred. We have had outages outside of our control of over a week, and all data was succesfully recorded. If your measuring device communicates via any electronic protocol, contact us.
2. OPERATOR DATA ENTRY - Optional
Operators can use an industrial hardened tablet to enter product, barge, downtimes reasons, etc. The custom tablet screen will allow the operator to augment your specific material flow and process steps.
3. REAL-TIME STATUS DISPLAY
Management real-time status displays show product movement, downtimes at each conveyor. This may be monitored remotely via secured manager/owner login.
4. MANAGER / OWNER REPORTS
Operators and managers login using a smartphone, tablet or desktop. Real-time and historical reports always available. Multi-level security controls user access and differentiates local from remote Manager/Owner access.
Here are report examples that show product movement, productivity, downtimes and activity. MatMonitor™ allows adding specific custom reports per your specifications.
MatMonitor™ automatically captures and reports Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
This display is used in two different ways: 1. real-time, 2. any prior day.
- BELT STARTUP: When belt first starts moving
- PRODUCT MOVING: When product first starts moving
- PRODUCT: If entered by Operator on an Industrial Tablet
- TONS PER DAY: Calculated by MatMonitor™ and displayed real-time
- DOWNTIME TIMES: When they Stop, WHY and for how long
- DOWNTIME REASONS: Operator entered Downtime reasons on tablet
The "Production rate" graph shows the "Tons per hour" over the course of the day. Runtime vs. Downtimes can be seen at glance. This is just one example, and we are also happy to create specific reports per your needs.
The system automatically detects and logs each Downtime event duration. If the Operator selects a Downtime Reason from a picklist, and optionally enters a comment, that will also be recorded. Management can run reports and drill down: summary, detail - for any time period, with varying sort orders. This is a very useful tool to find and concentrate effort on repeat problems.