A counting system, as explained, counts the parts produced on each machine. Sensors, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), buttons, and relay connections are some of the materials used in production counters. Relay connections and sensors are the most commonly used hardware. Clariprod uses these two connection options to collect a production signal from any machine.
The machine emits a signal with each produced part, which is caught by the monitoring system sensors attached to the machine. The signals that the sensors catch reciprocate the count on the monitoring system. Every manufacturer needs an accurate count of what they produce. However, production counters can be used for much more than just counting. They can be used to drive significant improvements in manufacturing productivity. Why? Because the same sensors used for counting parts can be used to generate multiple insightful metrics that provide important information to the operations. A production monitoring system can measure production part counting, OEE, downtimes, rejection rate, targets, cycle time and others KPIs.