German abbreveation for Maschinendatenerfassung (machine data capturing).
SCHULER-MDE runs on the computer with the machine control (1) and directly communicates with the machine's SPS via an OPC interface. Doing this, SCHULER-MDE is able to record and analyse online machine conditions and incidences.
Within the working time productive and unproductive periods are distinguished. The degree of utilisation then equals the relation between productive times and the working time. Further, incidences are summed up. They provide information on the productivity.
The results can be shown on the machine control as well as send to an office workplace for a central evaluation. Export of data for a further evaluation in external systems is possible.
Versions and important properties
(1) on all HOMAG machines with OPC-interface and MS Windows based control
Actual application time generally = switched on control voltage for the total time doesn´t comply with the actual production time of the machine!