// The Edge Data Analyzer EDA developed by Georg Maschinentechnik responds to needs arising from the long lifetime of presses and machines tools and thereby opens the chance to digitise "grown" press shops and other machine shops.
// The EDA in this respect does not compete with higher ranking systems such as SCADA, MES or ERP, which have their main focus on data processing from different sources on a higher level.
// The EDA does also not compete with systems that analyse process data and pressing force monitoring, which both are mostly high frequency processes comparing stroke by stroke.
// The EDA equally is not a simple data collection system for cloud connection.
// The EDA is far more than a „Condition Monitoring System“.
// The EDA processes the data of any press regardless of its age and manufacturer by means of programmed specific knowledge of a press manufacturer and develops predictions as well as visualises them on the edge. In the centre of attraction is the communication in the sense of Cyber Physical Systems, that are part of the Internet of Things IoT.
// The EDA is most valuable for mid-sized press or tool shops owners who want to make first experience in the field of IoT as well as dig-up benefits. In case of existing high-level systems the EDA will safely create the foresaid benefits and will also forward the bare data as well as the processed data to the high-level system.
// The business model of Georg Maschinentechnik does NOT seek to do business with the data. Georg Maschinentechnik sells the Edge Data Analyzer and programs customer specific applications for a digital future of our customers.
// EDA-G Housing produced by laser sintering and hardware by Georg Maschinentechnik (left hand picture) for control systems neither Siemens S5 nor Siemens S7
// EDA-S Hardware based on Siemens (right hand picture) ; does then not have an integrated screen and no direct wiring of analogue signals
// EDA-P In addition to the general software modules this solution has press related function models for additional benefits
// EDA-M Underlines the connection of any kind of machine with reduced benefits compared to the solution for presses
There are producers of MES-Systems (Manufacturing Execution System), a development from the approach of the DNC idea, that collect uncensored data from machines and analyse them on the level of the master control or in the cloud. Sensor manufacturers take the opposite view with their efforts to drag the analysis of data and corresponding preparation into the sensor itself and offer the result via intelligent bus systems (I/O Link) for viewing purpose as well as further processing. Georg Maschinentechnik closes the gap between these approaches.
The collection, analysis and storage of the data occur self-sufficiently or maybe better: independently „on the edge“. So there is neither an internet connection required nor a connection to the company’s network. With increasing integration of the IT-infrastructure the number of comfort functions of the EDA increases as well. For example status-controlled events can be communicated with a selected group of users. In addition several communication channels can be used such as Push-message on the web surface or email.
Should a master control system be implemented in the company, crude data as well as analysed data can be sent to these systems. This is done via OPC-UA link or XML for example. Due to the integrated webserver on the EDA multiple log-on and remote access is possible as long as the firewall of the company permits access.