Table of contents:
- Put apps through their paces
- Picture gallery
- 1. Production app: KBA Rapida app
- 2. Production app: Weinig service app
- 3. Production app: MXview To Go
Video: App Asked: 6 Smart Automation Apps?
The trade magazine Elektrotechnik is awarding the fifth Automation App Award at the SPS IPC Drives 2016 on November 23rd. Until the end of September, companies could apply for their automation apps in the engineering and production categories. After an objective pre-selection by a five-person jury, the user voting on the portal elektrotechnik.de heralds the next phase. Electrical engineering is raffling off a Kindle Paperwhite worth EUR 120 from all participants who vote until October 28th. The Kindle winner will be announced in mid-November.
Put apps through their paces
In addition to Ludwig Adelmann, Product Manager at Wago Kontakttechnik, Michael Schenk, Business Development Manager at Vogel Business Media, Prof. Claus Oetter, Deputy Managing Director of the Software and Digitization Association and Head of Forum IT @ Automation at VDMA, Marcus Funk, Founder and Managing Director of Flyacts, and Sariana Kunze, editor for electrical engineering, will help readers to decide which automation apps will be the king of the app. The expert jury already checked the automation apps for usefulness, originality, usability, relevance and security in the run-up to the reader vote.
Picture gallery with 10 pictures
1. Production app: KBA Rapida app
The KBA Rapida app extends the control center of a printing press and enables control and maintenance via a mobile device. Thanks to the wireless connection, users have more freedom and ease in controlling and maintaining the press, even when they are not at the control center. Logging on to the control center via NFC chip and a password-protected login for the user ensure safety on the machine. After login, the info panel opens, which shows the start, the progress check and the current status of the print. In addition, the menu provides access to the batch logger, in which all consumables such as paper and ink can be recorded and documented on the object using a QR code in order to ensure later traceability for sensitive print jobs.
In maintenance mode, easy maintenance is made possible for the user: A manual and maintenance logbook with the option for step-by-step instructions and documentation can be called up in the maintenance manager. So that the use of the app is device-independent, it was designed responsively. The app is available for the Android operating system.
2. Production app: Weinig service app
With the Weinig Service App, the company Weinig offers a mobile tool for productions in the woodworking industry - the app suite combines tools for everyday life, machine monitoring and service functions. With the App Suite, Weinig offers a tool for the daily work of a woodworker, with functions such as: B. simple marking of image sections in photos, angle calculations, planing step calculator and QR code reader.
According to Weinig, the machine monitor is the heart of the app. Customers see the current status of their machines as well as current and produced orders worldwide and in real time; Additional notifications by email or SMS enable fast response times that reduce production costs. Through production monitoring, the user receives evaluations regarding the machine availability and all maintenance intervals directly on the mobile device.
Likewise, app users can quickly and easily send service requests, including videos and pictures, to the relevant service team.
The app is available for free download for the operating systems iOS and Android.
3. Production app: MXview To Go
MXview To Go is the mobile version of Moxa's network management software MXview and offers real-time alarms, immediate network and device status checks as well as intelligent device identification and localization for simple, convenient network monitoring on the go. The MXview To Go and the MXview network management software work together as a client / server network management solution. The MXview software enables the visual representation of the network topology and enables users to configure, monitor the data load as well as retrospective event playback.
Network administrators receive event notifications via push communication directly on their mobile device. B. check from your smartphone and see if the network is working properly, if warnings have been issued or if a critical situation requires immediate attention.
Administrators in the field for regular maintenance or troubleshooting can use MXview To Go without connecting to a computer to scan a QR code that contains specific device information, as well as the LEDs of a specific device using the built-in device localization feature trigger - you can find a specific device directly from hundreds of identical devices. The app is available for free download for the operating systems iOS and Android.
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