SOMA – Using Machine Data to Your Advantage
Industry 4.0, Big Data, Internet of Things. The terms and buzzwords for networked and intelligent production are manifold. With SOMA, softgate provides a software solution for recording, visualization, and evaluation of production machine data. Data sources as well as areas of application are virtually unlimited. Any machine that delivers data by nature or maybe by retrofit sensors can be connected to SOMA by plug & play.
And this is the exact point of the buzzwords mentioned at the beginning: Linking of machines to powerful IT systems. Based on the extracted data, these IT systems are able to create relations, which allow prognoses or trends about machine or tool wear, product quality, or power consumption.
Digitalization of Production Machines
SOMA uses modular hardware and thus allows an easy connection of a single machine or even a machine cluster. Central data storage provides customized comparisons or evaluations of a single machine or a machine group. By using the latest web technology and safety technology, worldwide access to your recorded and analyzed production machine data is possible.
SOMA offers hard- and software for the following areas of application:
- Predictive maintenance and condition monitoring
- Energy management and energy monitoring
- Alarm management via configurable traffic light system
- Process data and quality control
The modules mentioned above have an alerting system, which allows notification either on mobile device or on desktop PCs.
Our SOMA software classifies the status of the individual machines into a traffic light system. The machines with a green background function perfectly. The machines marked in yellow are still working, but there is a problem coming up and they are no longer running permanently. The machines highlighted in red show a fault. The machine no longer functions and a technician should inspected it as quickly as possible.
- Creating of user groups and profiles
- Notification in your company network only (notification of reachable employees and data security)
- Confirmation of alarm acceptance
- Optimum response times
SOMA consist of the modules SOMA Data Acquisition for acquisition and SOMA Analytics or visualization and evaluation of machine data. Both modules are suitable for stand-alone operation. You can tailor each module to your requirements.
To demonstrate and test our SOMA platform, we will also be glad to provide you with our evaluation system for predictive maintenance on request.