Publication

Data acquisition and monitoring system for legacy injection machines

Conference Article

Conference

IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications 2021 (CIVEMSA)

Edition

2021

Doc link

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9493675

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Abstract

Nowadays, companies must embrace the concept of Digitalization and Industry 4.0 to remain competitive in the market. The reality is that most of them do not have their industrial devices prepared to access their data on a real-time basis. As most companies do not have the possibility to renew all their legacy devices and because these devices are still very productive, a retrofit solution is of high interest. In this work, we propose an affordable procedure that allows data collection and monitoring of older injection machines, as a contribution towards legacy devices integration. The developed system neither requires additional proprietary modules, nor contractual annual fees for different devices, sharing the same interface across different machine manufacturers and also contributing to uniform data collection. Evaluation was carried out in a real shop floor, monitoring the injection parameters for different machine models, validating the effectiveness of the developed system.

Categories

automation.

Author keywords

Injection Machines, Digitalization, Industry 4.0, Monitoring Systems

Scientific reference

B.M. Lopes, J. Sousa and G. Alenyà. Data acquisition and monitoring system for legacy injection machines, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications 2021, 2021, Hong Kong.