Visual process monitors use enhanced envelope-based monitoring of force signals to visually display full process detail, allowing easy setups and enforcing quality standards.
IMPAX Time Saver monitors offer downtime analysis and production monitoring in easy-to-use touch screen systems. TSS monitors automatically collect information on production totals, machine efficiency, and accumulated machine uptime and downtime. All occurrences of downtime, and the corresponding reasons, are tracked and archived.
- Simple Touch Screen Operation
- Production and Efficiency Tracking
- Uptime and Downtime Logging
- Standalone or Networked Monitoring
Excel Based Program for Status Viewing, Data Collection, Reporting, and Setup
IMPAX TSS-NET is a set of PC software that links IMPAX TSS-3, TSS-4, TSS-6, and TSS-8 units to a wired or wireless network, allowing shop floor management and providing historical data collection. This software provides instant access to information that has traditionally taken days or weeks to compile. IMPAX TSS-NET enables the user to get real-time information about the shop floor machinery, and to fine-tune the manufacturing process as needed, resulting in increased productivity and improved quality.
The IMPAX TSS-NET system can be divided into four areas:
This activity gives real-time tracking of each machine's status, each operator's status, and each part's status, all from any networked PC.
Shop floor information is shown, click pdf for screenshots.
Viewing Status (PDF)
IMPAX TSS-NET supports automatic data collection. Machine data, downtime occurrence logs, and part and operator data are collected periodically throughout the day. Data can be collected automatically across a serial or Ethernet network (wired or wireless), or by directly connecting to each TSS unit once daily. After collection, the data can be analyzed and reviewed via the TSS-NET program. This data is stored in a comma-delimited format so that it can be imported into reporting programs or streamed into database programs, for further analysis and evaluation.
All real-time information screens have a "Print Screen" function to print a report of the information currently displayed. But TSS-NET also offers customizable reports on collected data. Lists and summaries of the data can be generated and printed, using Excel macros and pivot-table technology. Additionally, the comma-delimited files can be imported to a program of the user's choice, for total flexibility to do further analysis and reporting.
TSS-NET's setup mode allows entry and editing of:
- Machine Names
- Downtime Reasons
- Clock Settings and Daily Schedules
- Ideal Running Rates
- Pending Part Information
- Data Collection Settings
- Message Logging Settings
Up to ninety (90) TSS units can be connected to any one PC on the network. Wired and wireless Ethernet networks are supported, as well as serial connections.
Detailed information about the features supported by TSS-NET is available in the grid below:
A variety of sensors, using piezo-electric crystals and other technology, to measure motion, force, pressure, acceleration, or temperature in any process.
A variety of other monitoring products are available, including piezo-electric force sensors, process monitors, and additional counting/measurement tools. These tools are suitable for applications in metal forming, stamping, cutting, thread rolling, drilling and tapping, and hand-fed applications.
For information on these sensors and monitors, view below, or visit our process monitoring site, www.impaxptg.com.