Our MES is a link between the workplaces manned with machines and manual workstations to a superordinate system. Therefore interfaces are a core competence of our solution.
Without speaking the right "language", communication is very difficult to realize. Therefore, our goal is: to learn many languages and dialects directly and completely, because without translation, quality is optimal.
We understand you! If not, we will learn a new language together with you.
In order to be able to talk to higher, lower or parallel systems, we usually use web services with SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) or REST (Respresentational State Transfer).
This can be a Web service for an RFC (Remote Function Call) in the SAP system, for example.
We at MKW are Beckhoff "Advanced Expert" and therefore connect the machine controllers for TwinCat 2 (TC2) and TwinCat 3 (TC3) via the manufacturer's own Automation Device Specification (ADS) interface.
The route can be set via a local installation on an MES-Terminal.
Among others, the machine controls of the SIMATIC S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200, S7-1500 series are supported by Siemens. A TCP/IP interface is required. This is integrated, can be implemented as a module or MPI adapter.
TIA Portal or STEP 7 are the classic programming environments of the controllers.
Automation Studio has almost unlimited options for communicating with automation components. With Automation NET, every network is connected via the same interface. Existing applications can be easily migrated to new bus systems or networks. The ability to mediate network connections via any network nodes (routes) makes it easy to reach all controllers in an existing network using the programming and analysis tool. Automation NET can be used to access any controller even if it is not directly connected to the programming PC. The connection is completely transparent for the application.
Our MES terminal can be used for licensing, using a PVI dongle.
We connect the machine controls of the company Panasonic via TCP/IP using "SPS Software Control FP Connect". This is an OCX communication.
A communication module is required for the control.
The communication software can be installed on our MES-Terminal.
KePlast, the optimized automation solution for injection moulding machines, is also part of our spectrum. We also connect this control system directly.
Both OPC DA and OPC UA belong to our connectivity spectrum. Almost all control components have this open standard.
The OPC server can be installed in the controller or on a MES-Terminal. The OPC client is in the MES-DataCollector or MES-Terminal.
An OPC server is always developed for the respective machine controller and is usually offered by the manufacturer of the machine or machine controller. Our MES solution is based on the two common standards for exchanging data.
Technologically, we support file sharing from the machine control or offer file sharing (SMB) on our MES terminal.
The MES-DataCollector or the MES-Terminal automatically generates suitable job and request files (scripts). The resulting session files are then processed cyclically.
The response (.dat files) are then evaluated and processed accordingly.