PONTIS – the bridge between a Krah machine and the office
Pontis is a software package to monitor your KRAH machine from almost everywhere, from the view of a production manager or the general manager – not from the view of a technician. It is not showing boring data or screen shots of the control panel, it’s nearly sending real-time production data of your machine without any human interaction. The software itself is reporting what your KRAH machine is doing.
The information can be received everywhere where internet access is available and without any special software but your standard internet browser on your computer, tablet or even your smartphone will provide you with the complete information.
You will immediately know the real production time of the line, downtime and the reason why the machine is not running (not making pipes and money). Also the numbers of produced pipes and the output in kg/hr will be shown. Every time a pipe is produced (manually or through a program), your machine will save the collected data with the help of our Pontis server. Later the user has access to the results 24/7. The software Pontis can handle up to 8 machines for each customer. No high investment is needed; the customer pays the use only.
Screenshot: Monthly overview – each day the number of made pipes is shown.
Further several statics will be shown for different periods, like days, months and years. What are the main produced diameters, how many pipes with which profiles.. You can see and analyze the mix of production to improve your production planning.
Screenshot: Monthly overview - Output per day, output per months and some statistics.
Screenshot: Real working hours on one day, including real extrusion time.
Screenshot: Information of one program, also the name of the operator can be shown and the consumption of gas and electricity – so it is very useful for the cost calculation of pipe.
A customer will get the following parts with the Pontis package :
• The Pontis client, which will be installed on the PLC of your machine
• One (or more) user account(s) to login on the Pontis server.
• Quality approval (in progress)
• Data will be refreshed after each finished program
• Access to the information from everywhere you can get access to the internet.
• Access from mobile devices (i.e. tablets or mobile phones) Since it´s a web-based application, you can access it from
every phone which has an internet browser and shows websites in desktop mode (Phone mode will work also, but there
are too many phones on the market to guarantee that everything is displayed correctly).
• Multiple machines manageable per company
• All machine data will be encrypted prior to the transmission to the Pontis server
• Daily / Monthly / Annual reports of your produced pipes
• Identify each pipe and check the producing process, even if the pipe is already shored.