The hardware you need to collect data from machines or production lines is:
- Evocon’s device (used to log production signals)
- Ethernet cable
- Sensor or relay
- Display device (PC or tablet)
The Evocon device has four inputs, which means that it can register data from up to 4 different machines. Or you can use the device to connect four different measuring points from your production lines. As an example, you could connect one signal that registers filled bottles to one input, and connect another signal, that registers defects to another input.
For each device you install, you need an internet connection (via Ethernet) and a power source. And for each machine or measuring point, you may also need a sensor. This depends on your production process.
If you wish to display real-time data for every machine, then you need a PC with a keyboard and a mouse. The cheapest option is a Full-HD monitor with an Intel NUC (or Compute Stick). You can also use a tablet to display information.