MDA – YOUR CONNECTION KIT BETWEEN MACHINE CONTROLS AND YOUR IT-WORLD
The Manufacturing Data Agent (MDA) allows you to read out and save data from an PLC in the required format. As easy as the data can be read, setpoints for the production can be written into the machine controls directly from your IT-world. Databases from the MES (Manufacturing Execution System) can be connected easily.
MDA is built up modular and runs on standard PC’s (minimum Windows 7, for more information see system requirements). The connection to the PLC works via ethernet. A functionable version of the MDA on an IPC is described as an instance. Every instance is individual and consists of the Manufacturing Data Agent as a basis and interface modules. You only buy the modules you really need. An extension later on is possible as well.