Production Indicator and Downtime


An application was developed in .NET that reads the PLC bag counter and writes to the company’s SAP system the number of bags produced in real time by type of product and by ensacado line. Statistical information is calculated in the PI System and also display in a local HMI for immediate interaction with the process operator.

In addition to the production count, the system allows the operator to identify and enter the cause that originated each of the line stoppages. In this way we have information in real time and for analysis of the different causes of unemployment for each of the bagging lines, as well as having a record of the weights of the bags for each of the Nozzles of the machine.