ATLANTA - Wittmann Robot & Automation Systems Inc. unveiled a new system that allows processors to monitor robots from any location via the Internet.
Unveiled during Plastics Encounter Atlanta, WittLink allows for centralized data collection to a plant manager's server, said Tom Schaffner, regional sales manager with the Torrington, Conn.-based firm.
With the software, lights-out operations can become a reality, Schaffner said. The program can be configured to monitor and log error messages, mode changes, cycle time, removal time, inputs, outputs, stopwatch values, reject counts, service odometers, service notice indicators and axis positions, according to a news release. Technicians can receive automatic e-mail alerts for errors.
The program also allows robots to be grouped by location or department, officials said. The software also can signal a manager for routine maintenance, Schaffner said.