EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On-site data collector records and forwards real-time conveyor aggregate movement and weight to the MatMonitor™ cloud server. The server provides reports for all team members and is the the perfect combination of secure, reliable, real-time and historical reporting. There is no longer a need to rely on hand-written notes and Excel spreadsheets. You reduce labor expense AND increase accuracy.
MatMonitor™ can communicate with many devices. Contact us with your requirements.
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• AUTOMATED DATA COLLECTION
The Conveyor Belt scale / monitored device is polled "once a minute" via Modbus over Ethernet by the MatMaster™ industrial store and forward controller. The belt speed, product weight, timestamp, etc. are stored in the controller database. A connection is then opened up and the data is sent to the cloud server. Should the internet connect fail, auto-recovery will insure data is tranferred when connection resumes. We have had outages outside of our control of over a week, and all data was succesfully transferred and recorded.
• OPERATOR DATA ENTRY (Optional)
Operators use an industrial hardened tablet to enter product, barge ID, downtime reasons, etc. The custom tablet entry screen allows the operator to add information and comments during material flow and process steps. Tablets connect to the Cloud server via the internet. Data entry is totally controlled by pre-defined data entry fields. NOTE: The tablet is connected to the Cloud server and does not need to pass thru the scale data collection system.
• CLOUD SERVER
The MatMonitor™ servers are located in the InMotion Hosting secure data center in Virginia, USA. This assures continuous power, data security, and reduced IT costs for our clients. It also makes multi-scale and multi-location companies able to come on-line without having a server. All your production data is stored in the cloud, as well as: company/site/location/scale settings, Operator and Manager security settings, predefined product picklists and report formats. You don't need your own data center/server. Your setup, controls, and data is protected off-site.
• MANAGER / OWNER REPORTS
Since the system has been in field use since 2016, there are a wide range of reports. Examples: daily production, product movement, loads/transfers and unloads. Real-time reports show product movement and the status of each monitored device/scale. A day-by-day KPI (Key Performance report) is one of the main features of the system, showing tonnage, conveyor and product Starts and Stops. The KPI includes an automated day/evening local weather report with temperature, wind etc. to inform management of the general conditions twice a day. Managers can view reports using a desktop, tablet, and large smartphones. NOTE: All reports are generated on the Cloud server and they do not use the plant/quarry/mine. Enterprise reporting / multi-location oversight is secured and greatly enhanced by direct reporting from the Cloud Server.
In addition to only allowing https: high security access, the system has multi-level security. Operators are allowed to see only their operational screen and reports on an "as needed" basis. Managers and Owners have different security levels. The system is built on the "need to know" basis, with multi-level security controlling which reports are available to each type of user. The cloud server provides security since no data is stored at the plant/mine/quarry. Managers get reports without a direct connection to the plant/office. The system controls and differentiates between local and remote Manager/Owner access. Example: each person is set to be restricted by IP address to allow use: 1. Only on Plant/Office, 2. At specific IP Addresses, 3. Roaming
You might require different report types, or raw or cooked data outputs — CSV imports — for your corporate system. MatMonitor™ can be configured to suit different device/scale and front end controllers, and data sources. We can also create custom reports and report types for your specific needs and requirements. Contact us for a quote.