The optimisation of logistic processes for the purpose of cost reduction is gaining more and more importance. An important element in the logistic chain or in supply chain management is the monitoring of inventories, at the manufacturer’s as well as at the customer’s facilities.
To meet the growing demand for automatic inventory management, VEGA offers a wide range of solutions for industry-specific applications, for a company’s own stocks and for its customer’s, as a service performed for the customer.
The signal conditioning instrument VEGASCAN 693 is used to collect and transfer the measurement results of up to 15 HART sensors via Ethernet and telephone networks. The VEGASCAN 693’s RS 232 interface is designed for simple modem connection for remote enquiry.
Via the Ethernet interface (TCP/IP) and well-established network technology (hub, switch), multiple signal conditioning instruments can be interconnected and hooked up directly to an existing PC network. Alternatively, the signal conditioning instruments can be connected to the telephone network via a router/LAN-modem.
VEGASCAN 693 comes with its own web server. With the help of a web browser, e.g. Internet Explorer, the measured values can be visualised in tabular form on any PC. If a more comprehensive visualisation with additional functions is required, the visualisation software Visual VEGA is available.
With Visual VEGA, measured values at widely distributed measuring sites at numerous locations can be automatically monitored from a distance. Remote parameter adjustment can also be carried out with PACTware via this connection.
The signal conditioning instruments can autonomously relay information on current inventories via time-controlled, event-controlled or status-controlled e-mails over PC networks or telephone lines.