We forget that Honeywell HPS is bigger than its process automation business…
NEW HONEYWELL MACHINE INTERFACE ENHANCES DATA-COLLECTION CAPABILITIES
LETS Machine Interface Collects Production Data from Any Machine
ACTON, Massachusetts, March 26, 2007 – Honeywell Wintriss today introduced the LETS Machine Interface (LMI), an operator terminal that enables information to be collected from production machines and fed to Honeywell’s Line Efficiency Tracking Software (LETS).
“LMI allows us to offer the powerful features of our LETS system to customers with production machinery lacking data-collection capabilities,” said Mark Hatch, product line director, Honeywell Wintriss. “With one or more LMIs installed and connected to LETS, these customers can feed production data to ERP or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software, schedule automatic generation of production and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) reports and view machine status in real time.”
The LMI comes with a built-in RJ-45 connector to facilitate connection to the Ethernet. The unit has a 5.6-inch color touch screen that provides easy access to programming functions. Users can select the data to be collected, which includes parts count and preset, scrap count, machine idle time, and downtime reasons. Collected data can be identified by job number, tool number, and/or part number. Operator number can also be captured.
With LMI, manufacturers can create up to 32 downtime reason codes and control the order in which downtime reasons display on the terminal. To ensure that major downtime events are captured, the LMI can be set to prevent the machine from being restarted until the operator has entered an appropriate downtime code after a preset amount of idle time has passed.
Honeywell provides a broad portfolio of Wintriss automation and safety products to the metal stamping and forming industry. The product range includes laser guarding systems for hydraulic press-brakes, light curtains, clutch/brake controls, die protection systems, load analyzers, in-die quality control systems and production reporting software. Honeywell Wintriss is part of Honeywell Process Solutions. Find additional information about Honeywell Wintriss at www.wintriss.com.